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Get Captivated by Gabzy’s New Afrobeats Single “X” and Its Cinematic Music Video

Gabzy (@itsgabzy) is a rising singer-songwriter from Peckham, South London. Not too long ago, he released an emotional afrobeats single, “X.”

Gabzy – “X” single

The cinematic video, directed by Nathan Burland (known for his work with Headie One and Cruel Santino), captures Gabzy in various settings, navigating the complexities of his relationship with his love interest. Throughout the track, Gabzy reflects on the past, subtly reminding his former partner of the privilege she once had by being with him. As the story unfolds, Gabzy shifts the narrative, positioning himself as the star of the show and suggesting that being with him is the ultimate prize.

The alluring production, courtesy of Nigerian Grammy award winner Dera (Kelani/Major Lazor/Ayra Starr), creates the perfect backdrop for Gabzy to assert, “If I was your ex, it would be a flex.” Following on from the release of Piano, “X” is Gabzy’s second single of the year, offering a captivating glimpse into his world of self-assured charm and playful swagger.

“Baby, if I was your man…”

Gabzy - “X” press photo

Gabzy’s rich cultural immersion has seamlessly woven a fusion of Alte, R&B, and Afro influences, propelling him swiftly into the multifaceted artist he is today. His musical journey started at 9, harmonizing in the school choir, and his exploration of diverse styles and sounds continued into his teenage years. While at university, Gabzy was signed to a US record label and relocated to New York, with ambition and dreams of stardom, brushing shoulders with artists and music executives. The move did not mirror his aspirations, and following two years of frustration, he contemplated ending his music journey altogether.

The turning point came with his collaborative EP, “Summers,” alongside Nigerian artist Melvitto, whom he had met and collaborated with in New York. The “Summers” project thrust Gabzy into the spotlight and cultivated a dedicated fan base of 2.7 million monthly listeners. Gabzy then unveiled his debut solo EP, “Malone,” a stellar release that paved the way for a triumphant headline show at North London’s prestigious Islington Assembly Hall, which sold out in seconds.


Gabzy - “X” press photo

Throughout his career, Gabzy has carved a niche as the king of melodies, solidifying his status as a hitmaker through notable collaborations with Darkoo, Blanco, Abra Cadabra, King Promise, and Odeal. Gabzy’s remarkable career boasts co-signs from reputable media outlets and securing one of the few spots on BBC Radio 1xtra Hot for 2022 List. His last solo EP, “At The End of the Night,” was followed by a UK tour culminating in two consecutive sold-out nights at the iconic KOKO in London. Undeterred by a busy studio schedule last year, he released two solo singles, “Hear Me Out” and “Jambazz,” the latter has accumulated over 8 million streams and peaked at 18 in the official UK afrobeats radio charts. Renowned for his live performances, Gabzy orchestrated another sold-out spectacle for his fans at the esteemed Somerset House, followed by a sold-out East African tour.

Gabzy - “X” press photo

Gabzy’s fusion of musical styles has garnered over 2.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and attracted attention from tastemakers at BBC Radio 1, MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra, KISS FM, and Capital Xtra. His work ethic and unique sound have solidified his star status on the afrobeats music scene.

Gabzy – “X” single

Gabzy - “X” cover art

We recommend adding Gabzy’s “X” single to your favorite afrobeats playlist. Let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and positive entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, support our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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