This week, we’re crushin’ on Long Island-born singer-songwriter and all-round mega babe, Gabi Sklar.
She released her debut single, LA Changes You when she was just 15 and her new single, Liberteens is out today. Yaas.
Here’s what went down when we grabbed five…
How did it all start for you?
As a kid, music was always a big part of my everyday life. When I was 8, I started playing piano and writing, but when I was 14, I realised music was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I got signed to my management and began flying back and forth from New York to Los Angeles, just writing constantly.
What does your typical day look like?
I recently started college in Miami so I’m working on their Music Programme while simultaneously working on my own artist project. I’m always out and about exploring the city and finding cool, trendy places to chill with friends.
Describe your sound in three words…
Fun, edgy, youthful
What was your most memorable gig?
Three years, ago, I toured in China and it was definitely my most memorable experience. After we got off a thirteen hour flight, we were stuck on the highway for six hours. We thought “What better way to pass time than to perform on the side of the highway?” My band members and I got out of the tour bus and performed on the side of the highway – we even made the news!
What did you have on your playlist growing up?
Hilary Duff, Hilary Duff, Hilary Duff.
What’s the last song you listened to?
Say it To My Face- Maty Noyes
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met?
I worked with this writer/ producer Julian Bunetta. He opened up a new side of me in the studio that’s definitely shown through the music we made together. He’s super cool and talented.
If you could collab with anyone who would it be and why?
Alex Turner, I had ‘AM’ on repeat throughout high school and still do. I love his artistic style and voice.
What does 2017 have in store for you?
I have a lot in store but can’t give too much away yet! Maybe a few new singles, maybe an EP. In 2018, I will be releasing a lot more music.
What advice would you give anyone wanting to get into music?
Always stay true to yourself and your sound. In the end, your differences are what’s going to make you stand out.
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A word or phrase I overuse is…
This is absurd.
If I was an emoji I’d be…
A lightning bolt
Get the look…
Follow her @gabisklar
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