Stylistically hybrid, dryly direct, but sincere, Gabriel Black is a new type of artist that has drawn in an audience with his creative, DIY, and Internet-oriented approach.
Black is a songwriter who combines ‘90s emo with the hip-hop and rock genres, heavy on lyrics and meaning, but also ear-catching melodically. He crafts animated lyrics videos for his tracks and connects via the online world where he’s built up a supportive fan base.
Raves from radio heavyweights like Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, and Phil Taggart have elevated Black’s status, even though his songs are made in his bedroom. Latest single Jump features vocals from L.A. artist Sofi de la Torre.
The lyrics-centric Jump is a stripped down, staccato number with stark lyrics, layers of captivating vocals from Black and de la Torre, low-key acoustic guitar lines, and added dramatic percussion. It reaches great heights with its down-to-earth, unadorned sonics and heartfelt emotions.
Written by: Jen Dan