Premiering on Gigslutz, Madrid based multifaceted singer-songwriter Gaby Jogeix returns with a timely new single ‘Love Is On Fire’ with Canadian soul artist Jordan John, lifted from the upcoming album ‘Smile to the Clouds’ due later this moth.
Drawing from a myriad of influences from rhythm and blues, soul, pop and rock, ‘Love Is On Fire’ is a stark reminder of hope and the collective strength of the human spirit, further elevated by Jordan John’s stirring vocal delivery.
Gaby explains: “I felt funky that morning, noodling with African guitar parts. And I was disgusted at watching how in Spain, my home, some councils were taking down the LGBTQ flag. Felt we were going backwards somehow, seeing rights being dismantled. I remember thinking that the day we would stop telling others who to love or how to behave, we would live in a better world, but let’s smile to hardships, and dance. Once the song was recorded, we thought of an airy, souly, funky voice, someone who could take it even higher, it had to be Jordan John.”
Check out ‘Love Is On Fire’ below
The new album ‘Smile To The Clouds’ was written in collaboration with American musician Jeff Espinoza and produced by veteran Columbian / Spanish producer Juan Guevara. Gaby adds: “I stared writing songs in a different way, more song oriented, focusing on the message and especially my singing. It’s the first time in a long time that I don’t cut a record based on a trip to Los Angeles (Hermosa Beach) or New Orleans (Meanwhile In New Orleans) and I could work on the album straight from the beginning with Juan Guevara. Fatherhood, stories from travels, relationships, the death of my mother (who first made me listen to gospel and rock n roll, the war in Ukraine (I hosted a Ukrainian mom and her daughter at my place with my family for 6 months), being positive and sunshine and topics found on this album.”
Gaby Jogeix released his fourth album, ‘Meanwhile In New Orleans’ in 2021 and was on the shortlist for the list of nominees for the ‘Best Americana Album’ at the 2022 Grammy Awards. The mercurial musician has toured around the world both as an artist and as a producer for many international Spanish acts. Gaby Jogeix is a self-taught singer, guitarist, composer and songwriter. After releasing 4 albums, he has now fine tuned his musical ethos and sound, melding real life anecdotes and personal insights whilst paying homage to the blues, rock lineage, juxtaposing the old with his own modern inimitable touch.
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