Gaby K

FRESH: ‘Nope’ – Gaby K

Gaby K says “Nope”!


Gaby K, who we introduced to you last year with her song, “Is This Love?”, has just released her first of 2021, the ‘bumpin’ “Nope”, with a very clear message!

“Nope”, she don’t need you hear. Lies. Distrust. Gaby K has felt and experienced to all and she ain’t gonna take no more! Fearsome!

“Nope” achieves its goal with minimalistic accompaniment and a few synths thrown in to its pulsing R&B beat, allowing Gaby to lay out her own emotions and ultimatum that she won’t accept your cheating and come to that, she ain’t gonna accept you no more.

Since we last caught up with Gaby K, she has released “Ain’t Worth The Fight” (I see a pattern forming here!) with “Nope” being the first of many more to come this year. With it, she challenges the predictable ‘heart break’ love song rhetoric with a song charged with self love and vacant of remorse. Lily Allen, Mae Muller and Lauryn Hill are her main influences and she channels these strong female artists in her punchy, sassy performance.

Discussing the sentiment behind her new track, Gaby K says: “Out of all the songs I have ever written, this is one of my favourites. I wrote it a few years ago when I was dating a guy who didn’t treat me well. He took advantage of the fact he knew I had strong feelings for him and used this as a means to get his own way with most things. When I eventually came to my senses and ended it, I didn’t have the confidence to tell him in person how he made me feel so I wrote this song instead. It is very pertinent and sums up that I didn’t need him, or want him by the end. For anyone listening to ‘Nope.’, I hope it provides them with a sense of empowerment and gives them the courage they may be seeking to realise they deserve better if they feel they are in a similar situation. I strongly believe one should laugh at the people who put you down, enjoy life to the fullest, and do what makes you happy”.

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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!