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Funky, sexy, and totally impressive!
Gabrielle Vaughn is a force, always bringing a fiery performance and a presence of glam rock whenever she steps on stage. Known for her rich alto tone, poignant persona, and next-level dynamic on stage, Vaughn is recognizable as a unique on the rise talent in Nashville.
Like many of her musical influences (Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Alanis Morissette), Vaughn puts distinct themes in her songs such as suffering, darkness, and rising from the ashes. These themes relate back to her personal trauma and battles with mental and chronic illness.
Opening with a funky bass riff and abrupt stop, listeners stay on the edge of their seats anticipating Gabrielle’s vocal entrance. The instrumentation is still strong yet mellow when Gabrielle enters with a mischievous tone singing, “the way that you’re looking is vicious/I want your hands all over me yeah.”
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Gabrielle paints the picture of being on a dance floor with disco balls and smeared makeup and draws the listener in as she watches someone from afar. As the tension builds to the chorus, Gabrielle amps up the intensity as she belts, “I’m always lovestruck, lovestruck, I can never get enough!” Her smooth tone and confident voice are reminiscent of 80’s icon Pat Benatar, powerful and poignant.
With rich vocals and classic rock instrumentation, this song is an impressive blend of pop, rock, and alternative. She sings with grit, brutal honesty and proves that she’s dynamic and can’t be put in a box.
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