Gurba is a “Paperman”
Influenced by 90s Midwest Emo Rock, Gurba mixes elements of dreamy Mac Demarco esque guitars, with vocal textures and melodies reminiscent of Pet Sounds era Beach Boys. Through this blend, Gurba has crafted a debut single that truly feels timeless. The track not only displays his raw talent as a multi-instrumentalist, but also as a producer that explores a unique sonic landscape. Gurba is a 21-year-old singer/ songwriter and producer who creates a unique brand of anti pop, combining elements of indie rock, alternative r&b and bedroom pop.
Born in 1998 and raised on Long Island, New York, Gurba started singing in choirs when he was nine years old. Throughout his teenage years he sang and wrote in rock bands, performing throughout New York City and Long Island. A self taught musician, he was accepted into the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. While studying there, he fell in love with r&b, hip-hop, and bedroom pop. Stylistic qualities from these genres impacted his lyricism and production aesthetic, inspiring him to create with a completely new perspective.