When You Get Stuck Between Friendships, Play Gabrielle Aplin’s “Say Nothing”

For all of us who have been victims of being the awkward middle friend.

Photo: Courtesy of Wilful Publicity

Being in the middle between any relationship sucks – you’re vulnerable to both ends and reluctantly become the messenger/peacemaker. Gabrielle Aplin captures that painful and bizarre diplomat role between two friendships with her single “Say Nothing.” Built on dreamy pop structure, the song breezes through you and deceivingly makes you chill. But as digest the lyrics, Gabrielle channels out the frustrations and ambivalence that we’ve all experienced at some point being in the middle. If you happen to be in this position, this is your pressure relief song:

Regarding the new single, Gabrielle explained that it “is a song I had for a while before finishing it with my friend and co-writer Nick. It’s about being stuck between two friends and that frustration you feel when you seem to be the only one reacting.”

“Say Nothing” is from Gabrielle’s new EP Avalon, which includes the radio and Spotify (1.7 million streams) hit song “Waking Up Slow.” As of now, the gal has show dates coming up and an acoustic show at the end of the year:

10/28 – Oran Mor (Glasgow, UK) ***SOLD OUT

10/19 – Manchester Cathedral (Manchester, UK)

10/20 – O2 Academy (Birmingham, UK)

10/22 – The Junction (Cambridge, UK)

10/23 – Concorde 2 (Brighton, UK)

10/24 – Bristol Trinity (Bristol, UK)

10/26 – ULU (London, UK) ***SOLD OUT

12/7 – Acoustic Show @ Union Chapel (London, UK)