Always - Gabrielle Album Review
For some artists the route back to charting success can be a slippery slope filled with perils and pit falls around every corner. After a long stint away from being in the publics gaze and bolstered by the close re-collaboration with the likes of Julian Gallager and The Boilerhouse Boys who worked on earlier releases, Louise Gabrielle Bobb, or Gabrielle as she's known to the masses returns with an album hoping to capture some of the magic which ignited her career during the 90's.
Entitled 'Always' the album is released on the back of single release 'Why' which although beautifully soulful and passionate and with the added benefit of being a Paul Weller reworked cover playing host to The Jam front man's acoustical talents to boot, the single failed to chart in the UK Top 40.
Tracks like 'I Remember', flowing with an uplifting series of melancholic string arrangements has all the feel of an Alicia Keys number. 'Every Little Tear Drop' takes you back to the days of 'Rise' and 'Play To Win' with winning instrumental and lyrical combinations, a large dose of the diva's trademark contemporary R&B with a touch of pop, reggae and soul thrown in for good measure. 'Closure' a fitting track title for the closing track to the album with it's slow rocking beat, string accompaniment and baron feel lays a perfect platform for four minutes of what Gabrielle does best. In conclusion this album shows some promise but initial success, or lack of it, may be based more on the singers personal life littering the press since her last album rather than the music itself.
You may be interested in
- Wed 5th Aug 2015 to Sun 9th Aug 2015 Boardmasters FestivalBuy Tickets
- Thu 6th Aug 2015 Faithless, Lytham FestivalLytham Green (Lancashire)Buy Tickets
- Fri 7th Aug 2015 Newmarket Nights, Tom JonesNewmarket Racecourse (Newmarket)Buy Tickets
- Fri 7th Aug 2015 Ray DaviesMarket Hall (Brecon)More Info..
- Fri 7th Aug 2015 Island Beats, Professor GreenThorpe Park (Chertsey)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Aug 2015 Rewind Festival North, Soul II Soul, The Human League, Kim W...Capesthorne Hall (Cheshire)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Aug 2015 Brecon Jazz Festival, Courtney Pine, Julian ArgüellesBrecon Cathedral (Brecon)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Aug 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza: Ray Davies, Joan Armatrading, The ShiresGlastonbury Abbey (Glastonbury)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Aug 2015 to Sat 15th Aug 2015 Tom JonesBuy Tickets
- Sat 8th Aug 2015 Bowlers Festival: Duke Dumont, Shola Ama, Jamie GeorgeBowlers Exhibition Centre (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Aug 2015 Rewind Festival North, The Boomtown Rats, OMD, Bananarama, A...Capesthorne Hall (Cheshire)Buy Tickets
- Wed 12th Aug 2015 Prom 37 - Late Night with ... BBC Radio 1xtra: BBC Proms, Wretch 32, Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle, Chip, Skepta, ...Royal Albert Hall (Kensington)Buy Tickets
- Fri 14th Aug 2015 W.A.R!, Gorgon CityIbiza Rocks Hotel (San Antonio)More Info..
- Fri 14th Aug 2015 Glass Butter Beach, Professor Green, Mallory Knox, Everlast,...Abersoch Bay (Gwynedd)Buy Tickets
- Fri 14th Aug 2015 Steve Cradock, Absent Kelly229 the venue - Great Portland Street (London)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Aug 2015 Belsonic, Rudimental, Duke DumontCustom House Square (Belfast)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Aug 2015 and Fri 4th Sep 2015 Steve CradockBuy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Aug 2015 and Sun 23rd Aug 2015 V Festival, Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, The Script, Ellie ...Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Aug 2015 and Sun 23rd Aug 2015 V Festival, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Hozier, The Cour...Buy Tickets
- Fri 28th Aug 2015 Leeds Festival, The Libertines, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie T, The...Bramham Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Aug 2015 South West Four, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Bakerma...Clapham Common (London)Buy Tickets
- Sun 30th Aug 2015 Reading Festival, The Libertines, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie T, T...Little John's Farm (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Fri 4th Sep 2015 to Fri 11th Dec 2015 Boo HewerdineBuy Tickets
- Sat 5th Sep 2015 Sundown Festival, Rudimental, Ella Henderson, Sigma, Jess Gl...Norfolk Showground (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Thu 10th Sep 2015 Bestival, Underworld, Jamie XX, Black Butter Records, Gorgon...Robin Hill (Newport [Isle of Wight])Buy Tickets
- Thu 10th Sep 2015 Closing Party Part 1: Cream Ibiza, Above & Beyond, Duke Dumont, Gareth Wyn, Ja...Amnesia (San Antonio)Buy Tickets
- Fri 11th Sep 2015 Rick WakemanBarrow Hill Roundhouse (Chesterfield)Buy Tickets
- Fri 11th Sep 2015 to Fri 25th Nov 2016 The Modfathers: The Paul Weller TributeBuy Tickets
- Thu 17th Sep 2015 Nerina PallotScala (Kings Cross)Buy Tickets
- Fri 18th Sep 2015 Giggs, Ghetts, D Double E, Ironik, Chip: Grime LiveIndigo at the O2 (London)Buy Tickets
- Tue 22nd Sep 2015 and Sat 17th Oct 2015 SqueezeBuy Tickets