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Swedish Rock Trio THE GEMS Reveal Emotional Fourth Single “Undiscovered Paths”

Updated: Apr 24



photo by Gustaf Sandholm Andersson


THE GEMS

Reveal Emotional Fourth Single “Undiscovered Paths” Watch the Official Music Video HERE


Debut Album, 'Phoenix', Out January 26, 2024

via Napalm Records | Pre-Order NOW!


New Band of ex-Thundermother Members

Guernica Mancini, Emlee Johansson

& Mona “Demona” Lindgren


Emerging Swedish rock band THE GEMS have unveiled their newest single, the emotional “Undiscovered Paths”, off of their upcoming debut album, 'Phoenix', out January 26, 2024, via Napalm Records! With their previous band, Thundermother, the members of THE GEMS stormed the Official German Album Charts (reaching #6 with their last two albums) and commanded international stages - electrifying crowds at renowned rock festivals like Wacken, Sweden Rock, and Alcatraz, while supporting legendary acts such as the Scorpions.


Now, the new trio distances themselves from their past! Having proven their exceptional potential straight from the release of their very first standalone single, “Like A Phoenix”, in the summer of 2023 (#2 German Rock Radio Airplay Charts), THE GEMS have already been approached by many important festivals and concerts agencies for 2024 bookings. With the release of their debut album, THE GEMS are ready to take over the rock scene. Watch the official music video for “Undiscovered Paths” below and make sure to pre-order your copy of 'Phoenix'!


THE GEMS on “Undiscovered Paths”:

This song differs from the other songs on our album. It's a more vulnerable track, very melancholic, yet hopeful. A deeper knowing that it's all going to be fine when you feel that you are at a crossroads and everything feels unclear. This is our reminder that there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. This is by far the most modern rock-sounding track of our album and we love it!

Watch the Official Music Video for “Undiscovered Paths” HERE


Pre- Order a copy of Phoenix here




Captivating, chanting intro track “Aurora” allows vocalist Guernica Mancini's distinctive, strong, and bluesy vocals to shine, and sets the scene before the catchy rock’n’roll anthem “Queens” roars as a celebration of feminine power. Standing up for oneself, fighting back, and rising above are some of the main lyrical themes of 'Phoenix', of which “Send Me To The Wolves” is an outstanding example of. The song’s storyline champions overcoming and not giving in to oppressors.


Songs like “Domino” and “Kiss It Goodbye” take THE GEMS’ grooviness to the level of legendary classic rock bands, while high-energy songs such as “P.S.Y.C.H.O.”, “Silver Tongue” and “Force Of Nature” add a playful, feel-good touch to the album. With emotional tracks like “Undiscovered Paths” and “Fruits Of My Labor”THE GEMS bring significant depth and variety to the album, distancing themselves from their history. Stunning interlude “Maria's Song”, featuring violinist Maria Jern, fades into the touching ballad “Ease Your Pain” - giving extra space to the exceptional guitar work of Mona “Demona” Lindgren.


The following track “Running” shines as a surefire future hit with more impressive guitar work and Emlee Johansson’s hard-hitting drums, before the beautifully stripped-down acoustic version of “Like A Phoenix” - backed with acoustic guitar by producer Johan Randén - wraps up THE GEMS’ debut album. 'Phoenix' was mastered by Plec Johansson (Soilwork, Hank von Hell, Firewind), and its artwork was created by ex-Thundermother member Giorgia Carteri (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra).


The seasoned musicians of THE GEMS won’t settle in the shadows of their prior successes. With their fresh, convincing debut offering, THE GEMS takes a stand and leaves the past behind. Make no mistake - with 'Phoenix'THE GEMS will conquer the international rock scene in a heartbeat.


THE GEMS on 'Phoenix':


"'Phoenix' marks the beginning, the rise of THE GEMS. This album takes you on a journey through one of our toughest times. Through this creative process, we were able to dig deep let go of a lot of emotional baggage, and find true happiness in music again. The newfound freedom our band has given us shines through on this album. We couldn't be prouder of what we've accomplished, and the true Rock'n'Roll Sisterhood and community we've built through these few months of our existence. 'Phoenix' is the perfect album for anyone going through a tough time, having the rug pulled out under you and somehow finding the strength to rebuild. You'll get the full range of emotions, masterfully produced by our dear friend Johan Randén, who we also wrote some of the songs with.


"We hope people will love 'Phoenix' and enjoy the epic ride this album will take you on."

'Phoenix' Track List:

1. Aurora - Interlude

2. Queens

4. Domino

5. Silver Tongue

7. Maria's Song - Interlude

8. Ease Your Pain

9. Running

10. Renaissance - Interlude

13. Kiss it Goodbye

14. Force Of Nature

15. Fruits Of My Labor

16. Like A Phoenix - Acoustic Version

 

'Phoenix' will be available in the following formats:

=> 1 CD Digisleeve

=> 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Black

=> 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Violet

=> 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Blue

=> Deluxe Box, 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Orange, Red Marbled (incl Slipmat, 16p booklet, cotton bag (38x42cm)

=> Digital Album



THE GEMS are: Guernica Mancini – Vocals

Emlee Johansson – Drums

Mona “Demona” Lindgren – Guitar, Bass

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