PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Sep222018

Gabriel Royal

It takes a while for Gabriel Royal’s musical style to strike you. His songs build up slowly, the arrangements between his singing and cello playing pull you in and… you are hooked. You might think that's too long of a time to pay attention to music nowadays, then think about how it took Gabriel five years busking on the New York city subway to finally get noticed and have his first album recorded.

Influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove to Burt Bacharach's relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Janelle Monae and Thundercat, Gabriel’s trademark sound is his singing over a cello, the result being an easy listening modern chamber pop.
 

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