Gaby K

FRESH: ‘Is This Love?’ – Gaby K

Gaby K​ asks “​Is This Love?”

​Gaby K brings a unique edge to both pop and soul in her new single, “Is This Love?”, deriving her inspirations from artists such as Lauryn Hill, Emeli Sande, Al Green and Teyana Taylor. Her style effortlessly blends soulful vocals with relatable and gritty lyricism, making for a chilled pop track with meaningful depth. Combining enthrallingrawness and vulnerability in her craft, Gaby K encapsulates the confusing stages of a relationship in “Is This Love?”, inviting the listener to connect with the narrative within the song.

Discussing the sentiment behind her new track, Gaby K tells us: “This song is based on my own experience, though I feel it resonates with many people. It’s all about being sucked in and infatuated by someone, but still not knowing if it’s real for them. Especially after experiencing much heartbreak, sometimes things seem too good to be true even if they aren’t and that’s what this song is all about. This is a chilled pop vibe and I feel many people will be able to relate to the lyrics”.

Gaby K is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and can regularly be found performing around Birmingham and London playing originals as well as covers in her own particular style. Known for her emotive vocal tone, a natural ease on stage and down-to-earth persona, she has built up a solid local following which has given her a platform to promote her latest single “Is This love?”. Gaby K has all the elements to build great success for her music and her eclectic style is one that firmly stands out.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!