Wrabel showcases his versatile songwriting chops with the release of “london”, a noticeably folkier effort from “one of Hollywood’s finest songwriters for a decade” (American Songwriter). Co-written with Stuart Crichton, Drew Pearson and Cole Citrenbaum, the song tells the story of a LA-based heartbreak longing for a lost London-based love.
With his undeniable knack for sewing together earnest anecdotal nuances with overarching themes of heartache and self-discovery, Wrabel croons alongside lonesome guitar work that feels almost country-bound. It’s the latest release from his forthcoming, much-anticipated debut full-length album ‘these words are all for you’ that is set to drop September 24 via Big Gay Records/Nettwerk. The album will usher in the next chapter from one of modern music’s most celebrated, versatile, powerhouse songwriters and rising artists.
In Wrabel’s words, “London will always be a second home to me. I didn’t go to college, so my months there making my first (and second) imaginary records were kind of my own version of it; being by myself in a whole different world, wandering around and finding myself. My first breakup happened there over the computer. In that feeling that you’ll never love again, I met someone, fell in love again in a cold winter in london. When we broke up, I found myself wanting to go back, wanting to walk the same streets where we met — that so close but so far away feeling.”
Wrabel’s debut album has already garnered attention for fellow pre-release tracks “good” (which American Songwriter said “gives an earnest exploration into uncertainty and the parts that bind us together as humans”), “nothing but the love” (which Paper debuted and that is currently at no. 35 on the Billboard Adult Pop Airplay chart), and “back to back” (a collaboration with Duncan Laurence which Billboard named one of the “best new music releases from LGBTQ artists” that week). Wrabel is also set to embark on a short, intimate run of live dates, the nothing but the piano tour, which includes a stop at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge and an album release show at LA’s The Regent Theater — kicking off tomorrow at the Akron Pride Music & Arts Festival.
Wrabel’s resume speaks for itself. He has toured alongside and collaborated with P!nk, has co-writing/performance credits alongside the likes of Kesha, Marshmello, Celeste, Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Louis Tomlinson, Louis the Child, Wafia, Cash Cash, and more. He’s released four previous EPs, has racked up 265 million streams across all DSP platforms, and his song “The Village” has become an LGBTQ+ anthem. Over the past few years, his “knife-to-the-heart” (Idolator) songwriting, on-stage charisma, and seemingly limitless vocals have earned him a performance spot on the national NBC TODAY stage and had Billboard saying that Wrabel is “ready for his breakthrough”.
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