At just 17 years old, Gab Strum melted the collective minds of Australian and worldwide listeners with his breathtaking debut single “Breathe In” late last year. With influences from the masters of ambience Sigur Ros and James Blake, it no doubt offered many a sunset wind-down for Australians last summer.
Teaming up with Jinja Safari front man Pepa Knight, Strum has yet again delivered an eclectic, thawing mix of ambient melodies, soothing keys and calming vocals. It’s delicate, simple and yet profoundly peaceful – a firm testament to his growing talent.
It will be interesting to see how Strum, as a multi-instrumentalist, will translate the intimate energy of his productions into a live performance – a challenge that all downbeat, ambient electronic artists must overcome for successful gigs and tours. If you’re lucky enough to live near Melbourne, head on down to The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood this Sunday the 18th of May for the official single launch.