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Gabriel Bond - Single Review: History

12 Nov 2020 // A review by Darryl Baser

First thing; wow what a voice. Gabriel Bond has a stunning voice, I would frankly amazed if he hasn’t had a bunch of formal vocal training.

His new single History opens up with piano for a couple of bars, before we first hear Bond’s voice, by the first pre-chorus he’s introduced a gently guitar refrain, and electronic backing from drums and bass synth. The sound is modern pop, but unlike so many offerings from overseas, Gabriel Bond delivers a sincere song.

At 2:47 long a cynic might say he’s designed History to be this short so people always want to hear it more, and so will stream it again. It really is a well-written song, beautifully produced, polished but not buffed out of all originality.

Gabriel Bond hails from Palm Beach (Waiheke Island) and has been singing since he was 5 years old. He opened some shows for Tiki Taane in 2018, and once you hear it you’ll say, “History is his debut single? Not even ow”, or words to that effect depending on your general vernacular.

Anyhow I’ve gone off on a tangent, suffice it to say, History is one of the strongest debut songs I’ve ever heard, earning it a rare 5 stars. Bloody good tune Gabriel Bond.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Gabriel Bond

Gabriel Bond is a singer-songwriter with a passion for honest, vulnerable lyricism and melodic acoustic riffs, with a repertoire that blends upbeat anthems with melancholic ballads. Playing guitar and singing since he was five years old, his influences range from artists such as John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Maggie Rogers and Ed Sheeran. Gabriel began writing original music in his final year of high school, and followed this by studying a degree in Popular Music at the University of Auckland.

Hailing from the shores of Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, Gabriel has played shows to crowds all over Auckland City, Including headlining shows at venues like the Wine Cellar, and opening for Tiki Taane on Waiheke in 2018.

Over the past few years, Gabriel has been honing his craft and working with many up and coming artists and producers in the NZ music industry. He writes songs based mainly on his own life experiences, with lyrics about leaving home, falling in love and heartbreak.

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