If atmospheric indie folk is your kind of thing, then Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light will be a welcome addition to your music playlist.
You may already be familiar with singer-songwriter Wolfchild, who gained national media attention following his blind audition on The Voice USA in 2015. Wolfchild managed to impress Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton with his strong vocals and storytelling abilities.
After a quick taste of the limelight on The Voice, Wolfchild discovered that he is most nourished by sharing creative ideas with other musicians, stating: “I see music as a living, breathing entity that is forever evolving and finding itself deep in the hearts of millions of hardworking artists out there. That moment when one person’s idea inspires another is nothing but magic! Ultimately that’s what it all boils down to, being inspired and being an inspiration, that’s what being a successful artist is all about.”
Since then, Wolfchild sought the help of supporting musicians to form a band, therefore creating Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light. They have been working hard to create a debut EP, Mornings Like These, which is set for release on October 21.
The EP, produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) and recorded at the famed London Bridge Studios, is inspired by both the beauty and the darker side of human existence, as well as the connections we make along the way. Wolfchild confides: “I think I can speak for most artists and say that the best ideas bubble up when you least expect it. Ultimately I believe inspiration comes when we are living a full life; the music that arises is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Wolfchild recently unveiled a music video for one of the EP tracks, ‘Runaways’, a love song in it’s purest yet most powerful sense. Wolfchild sings, “You are beautiful. It’s not just you in those shoes. It’s everyone you know, everyone you love, everyone who has broken your heart. Soulmates from the start, soulmates even after we depart.” The raw acoustic sound fuses beautifully with Wolfchild’s soothing vocals, creating a charming track which encourages the listener to “connect with the deepest parts of themselves”.
Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light are sure to set the music world alight with their own brand of indie music. The combination of acoustic sounds and poetic storytelling is hypnotising, and also makes for easy listening.
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