There is so much music out there. So. Much. There has to be something that sets an artist apart from the pack. In the case of Los Angeles-based Gabriela Francesca her soaring vocals and tight, clean songwriting raises the bar. Her single, “Hallucinate”, is a testament to her abilities in both aspects. The production is precise and modern and the Chicago-native writes honest, tender lyrics that are fluid and relatable.
The song is a high-tempo pop anthem that features fun synths that are a throwback to the 1980s, but are updated in the fashion of her contemporaries like Ellie Goulding and LIGHTS. The track deals with half-measures and almost relationships that are never realized and the mourning of the lost potential. It
The Mexican-American singer-songwriter also shows off her vocal gymnastics by going high during the chorus, but also shows the ability to reign it in with hushed, tempered moments adding to the emotional roller coaster of “Hallucinate”.
Gabriela Francesca is on the cusp of something special and “Hallucinate” is a huge step in the right direction. There is so much more for the up and coming pixie cut pink-haired artist. This is just the beginning and if this is the future of electro-pop music, then it is in good hands. We can rest easy knowing that there will be more great music on the way.
And now after babbling about the single, listen to “Hallucinate” by Gabriela Francesca below! And do not forget to keep up with the 22-year old singer on her website (HERE) for more upcoming releases and other news!
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