“Gabrielle Marlena might have created one of the greatest breakup albums of all time.” - LADYGUNN

“A break-up effort for the ages.” - Vanyaland

“The album is one that you’re bound to play over and over.” - Groundsounds

 

During the fall of 2017, Gabrielle Marlena drove 13,000 miles on her own, playing 25 shows in 21 different states, all in 36 days. Many lyrics that made it to her new record coming out this Spring, Easier Love, were written, as she hesitantly admits, on her phone while driving. Gabrielle’s sharp, strong sound is a step toward alt pop, but her lyrics stay true to the raw emotion and honesty that got her fans hooked on her debut folk album Good Music For You . These lyrics express truths and chilling observations about self-doubt, self-reminders, the complexities of relationships, and the messy search for passion as well as comfort and security. Showcasing her low vocals and simple yet impactful melodies, the latest EP speaks of loneliness on the road, but quickly moves into feelings of independence and persistence as she powers through major setbacks, including totaling her car. The EP puts the listener right in the passenger seat on Gabrielle’s first national tour, and almost makes you want to drive across the country alone, with this record on repeat. 

Her debut album Good Music For You is an intimate femme-fatale folk tale immersed in a world of pain and new beginnings. Produced by Katie Buchanan over the fall of 2016, the record is not so much a ”breakup album" as a diary of vulnerable self-reflection. It's an intense sing-along of Gabrielle’s most intimate experiences, in her honey-coated, yodeling vocals. Writing the album helped turn the healing process into something beautiful and inspiring that fills the emptiness that follows heartbreak with a powerful soundtrack.

Gabrielle Marlena is an indie folk/pop singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Gabrielle moved to Montreal at 18 for school, and she found herself in the heart of an eclectic music scene where she was able to hone her craft. In 2016, she moved to NYC to perform and record her first studio album, Good Music For You . Gabrielle shares her experience of love and loss with rich authenticity through her raw, soul-baring lyrics and strong vocals, while maintaining a silly and welcoming stage presence at live shows.  

Background Photos by Sarah Midkiff