Impressing Fader, NME and The Guardian, the dark and broody Gabriel Bruce goes i-N session. You heard it here…fourth!
22-year-old Londoner Gabriel Bruce is an accomplished, emotive musician. Even when playing a guitar – not his favourite instrument. Gabriel’s worldly voice and stirring, sometimes sinister organ have earned him comparisons to venerable luminaries such as Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen, and with label backing from Mercury the future’s looking starry. His music is intimate and heartfelt, and the emotional confidence of being so candid disguises a polite, affable and perhaps nervous man in the infancy of his creative path. The first of two songs i-D were treated to was ‘Sleep Paralysis’, his first single, released with a 50-page booklet created and compiled by Gabriel about the phenomenon the song is named after through London collective Off Modern. The second song, ‘Car’s Not Leaving’ gets its public debut, having never found its way onto the internet. Although there’s not much room to dive into his discography, there are a couple of other tracks floating around cyberspace that are well worth checking out. Expect a lot in the coming months from this authentically creative person.