Gabrielle Current is a 24-year-old rising singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released a wonderful debut EP, entitled, “Virgo,” alongside her new single, “Serenity.”
Gabrielle Current – “Serenity”
“‘Serenity’ is about finding peace in letting go of what isn’t meant for you. I realize that wholeness and love come from within, and I had to learn that eliminating what interferes with that is not a selfish act. This was the last song I wrote for the project, which is so fitting because it felt like an epiphany.” – Gabrielle Current explained to PAPER
Gabrielle Current – “Virgo” EP visual
‘Virgo’ contains dreamy synths and soft jazz-infused melodies littered with metaphors and poetic structure. Also, the five-track EP possesses retro sounds, soulful production, and relatable lyrics. From beginning to end, each song pulls at the heartstrings as Gabrielle Current navigates the highs and lows of life. Unrestricted by genre and pop traditions, she brings refreshing vulnerability with each release as she welcomes listeners into her world of discovery and empowerment. The EP makes a statement with opener, “Make It Right,” while “Plenty” focuses on the struggles of toxic relationships. “Down The Line” highlights the hardship of letting go and “If I Fall” provides permission to process and re-evaluate.
Gabrielle Current – “Down the Line” video
The EP closes out with “Serenity,” which serves almost as an epiphany for the blossoming artist once she comes to terms with her experiences and newfound independence. Also, the EP—created with Austin Brown (Hablot Brown), Mark Pelli (Sabrina Claudio, Jennifer Lopez), and Charlie Perry (Jorja Smith, BTS)—replays like a sonic diary for all of us trying to figure out the meaning of life and our place in this world.
“This project is about learning to let go of things that aren’t meant for you in order to fall in love with yourself. I write music as a tool for healing and inspiration. So it’s amazing to create out of personal experience and it brings me a lot of freedom. ‘Virgo’ felt like the right collection to share because as I landed on a sound that really felt like me. Also, I gained a deeper understanding of the woman and artist I want to continue growing into. As we go track-by-track, I learn to put bad energy behind me to choose love and nurture myself.” – Gabrielle Current explained to PAPER
Genuineness is reflected in Gabrielle Current’s songwriting, which serves as raw documentation of the complexities of love, loss, and everything in between.
“…it’s harder to be honest in a song, but finding out something about yourself in the act of writing always feels better than making up a story. I relate most to female artists when their songs feel personal and intimate because I feel like I can share the same emotion they’re going through, almost like we are healing together. I’d like to offer that sentiment in my work too.” – Gabrielle Current explained
The multi-faceted rising star has been involved in the arts and entertainment world since she was five years old. She attended a performing arts school and received classical vocal and piano training all through childhood. Crafting her own content since 2016, Gabrielle has honed her skills and earned collaborations with the likes of Cassian, Felix Cartal, Kaskade, and The Ready Set. Her ability to curate meaningful songs and connect with the new-gen has left a lasting imprint on those she teams up with. So it’s no surprise that FINNEAS (Billie Eilish, Celeste, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato) named her one of his favorite artists to work with.
So far, Gabrielle Current has amassed 30 million streams and counting collectively. Also, she maintains a steady monthly listenership of 100 thousand fans between Spotify and YouTube. Frequently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, Current’s singles have also landed on Apple Music’s New in Pop, Breaking R&B, and New Music Daily playlists to name a few. Not too long ago, she graced the cover of the Asian American Mix on Amazon Music. Also, she performed for their #OURIDENTITY Livestream relief event during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May via their Twitch channel.
There’s a comfort in Current’s ruminations and down-to-earth approach. Her sound is akin to greats like India.Arie, Roberta Flack, and Sade; as well as contemporaries such as Cleo Sol, Raveena, and Snoh Aalegra.
“My main goal for music is to spread love and encourage community. It’s just how I was taught growing up. I’m proud of my Asian-American heritage and I’ve learned through my Filipino culture how important our values of family and togetherness are. There weren’t many Asian artists in music when I was younger, or artists that looked like me, to begin with. So I hope to be a voice that inspires and shows that there is room for everyone in all genres/styles. My taste in music is as diverse as my ethnicity and my personality. I hope to connect with as many people as possible through the songs I share by not just being one thing.” – Gabrielle Current stated
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