Gabriel Kahane is a singer-songwriter who has spent a year offline during the pandemic. He went to visit his parents just before it all kicked off, expecting to stay for a few days and then leave for an American tour and none of that happened. Instead, he ended up staying when he stopped off and took a year offline. The last month of his year offline saw the folksy singer-songwriter write a song every day. His new album “Magnificent Bird” takes ten of those songs and makes it an album. Think alternative acoustic folk, beautifully layered and feeling reflective and wholesome and you’ve nailed Gabriel’s sound.
His latest single “To Be American” is an interesting release given the current invasion of Ukraine. Gabriel Kahane takes a look back at the nostalgic past of the American dream and recent decades. Not everything is beautiful and rose-tinted and this song delves into it. There are some excellent bass, violin and mandolin arrangements too. Bring me a lush plucked string motif and I’m happy – this track brings just that.
You can follow Gabriel Kahane on Bandcamp where his forthcoming album “Magnificent Bird” is due for release on the 25th of March. The music video for “To Be American” is available to enjoy below.
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