On Sunday, July 16, fast-rising South East London singer, songwriter, and musician GABZY will be closing out this year’s Somerset House summer series as the final headline act of the renowned 11-date gig series. To celebrate selling out his Somerset House concert and as a special thank you to his teeming fans, the British Nigerian native is excited to unveil an exquisite new single titled ‘HEAR ME OUT’, as featured in GQ South Africa. The glorious slow burner also comes on the back of his latest single ‘Jambazz’ blasting past one million global streams in its first week, and Gabzy surpassing two million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Written by Gabzy, and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dera, who has also worked with the likes of Bad Bunny, Jack Harlow, Major Lazer, and Diplo, ‘Hear Me Out’ is a beautiful guitar-driven slow jam that is underpinned by lush R&B melodies and some enthralling alté sensibilities, over which Gabzy bears his heart out to his leading lady as he tries to prove that he’s a changed man. ‘Hear Me Out’ displays Gabzy’s sharp lyricism, relatable songwriting, and undeniable vocal abilities that have led to over 100 million global streams since he first burst onto the scene with his debut EP Summers.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Hear Me Out’, Gabzy says, “In terms of the song and what it represents, it speaks for everyone that’s been in a relationship that hasn’t necessarily worked. You know when you get to that turning point where it feels like everything is just going wrong – this song captures that battle for the relationship. I’m trying to prove to my girl that I’m a changed person, but as they say, ‘your past always catches up with you’. For the listeners, I want them to feel like they’re in the middle of our intense argument, and it’s like ‘woah this could really be it’.
Emerging from South East London, Gabzy is rapidly establishing himself as one of the UK’s most exciting talents. He stepped into the spotlight with Summers, his 2019 collaborative EP with New York-based producer Melvitto, with fans and critics alike falling in love with his unique blend of R&B, soul and afrobeats. Gabzy’s first solo EP Malone garnered further critical acclaim and rave reviews, leading to a sold-out headline show at the prestigious Islington Assembly Hall. His artistic evolution continued with last year’s sophomore EP At The End Of The Night, which culminated in a hugely successful sold-out UK tour, including two consecutive nights at the renowned KOKO in Camden.
With a deep-rooted passion for music that manifested itself in his teenage years, coupled with his introspective lyrics, captivating melodies, powerful vocals, and magnetic performance prowess, Gabzy continues to set himself apart as one to watch in the UK. His exciting fusion of musical styles and soundscapes has not only captivated audiences across the world leading to over two million monthly listeners on Spotify, but it has also caught the attention of tastemaker including BBC Radio 1, MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra, KISS FM, Capital Xtra, Complex, PAUSE Magazine, The NATIVE, and GRM Daily, and cemented his distinction as a rising star in the UK and global music landscape.
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