Chatterbox: Ollie Gabriel


Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m originally from Louisiana, I grew up immersed in all the music styles of the south like Jazz, soul music, rap, country, and gospel. At a young age I started playing drums and piano in my church, and that’s where I learned the power of music. Fast forward to 2017, and the dream I had as a kid, has come true in a lot of ways. I’ve reached millions with my music and met some cool people along the way. All I really want to do, is inspire and motivate others, and maybe make a little bit of money along the way.

Where did the new single come from?

Running Man was written when I was in a period of doubt a little bit. It was my self encouragement to keep going, to remind myself of how far I had came. Sometimes in the music industry especially as an artist, you can feel like you don’t know what to do next, because you are constantly trying to climb this invisible mountain to perceived “success”. When I started playing the chords on the piano, it just felt like triumph and victory, the words flew out of my brain within the next 20 minutes, and that was that. Running Man was born.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Absolutely, I have so much music. The next single I’m about to release is called BAE. It’s another catchy pop tune, geared more towards the ladies, it’s club but still has the nostalgia of an Otis Redding record. I can’t wait for that one. Before that however, I will be releasing the video to Running Man. You can definitely expect a ton of music from me in the future.

What’s on the horizon for you?

I’ve been performing a lot in LA, and I’ve been  collaborating with people all over the world, India, France, Germany. I’m getting ready to release another record in Europe. In addition to music, I’ve been getting involved with other types of writing and speaking. I want to one day be that guy who goes around doing Ted Talks, and does movies, but also makes amazing music. My best is yet to come, that’s for sure.

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