With his velvety vocal harmonies, narratively romantic lyrics and stellar musicianship, you’d struggle to find another breaking artist as swoon-worthy as Australian-Thai newcomer Gabe Watkins. His sophomore single, Blue Skies, is the epitome of indie-pop perfection; with the throbbing synth lines and high-octane sonic guitars tamed into accordance, you couldn’t ask for a sweeter chilled playlist staple. The emotion he pours into his second single keeps you hooked while the melodies keep it mellow. The emboldening post-breakup single reminds you of our capacity to only see grey even when the sun shines if we are in the presence of someone that leaves us uncontented to the point of torment.
The official music video for Blues Skies premiered on October 6th. Join over 100k listeners on the hype of this viral-worthy single via YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast