Gaby Moreno - Love is Gone (Se Apagó) from her Ilúsion album

Music Television presents Gaby Moreno and a song from her album titled Ilusion

It was just over ten years ago in August of 2006 when I heard Gaby Moreno for the first time. She covered Aretha Franklin, but very much with her own style of soul. After following her more closely, I learned she was much more multifaceted than I imagined. Her songs can be in either English, Spanish or mixed Spanglish and she is a true multi genre artist who mixes fusions of Latin, soul, R&B, blues and jazz that goes into a pop direction or dive into classical & folk Spanish styles depending upon her song or the mood that she decides to set.

In August of 2006 right I after I heard her and went out of my way to meet her, I relentlessly called her, not knowing enough about her story, hoping I could help her some how. Her career didn't seem to have broken through yet. There wasn't much information about her on the Internet at the time. I eventually got a return call and spoke to her and learned she had been through the mill, having been through deals with some major label people and things just hadn't clicked, yet. As people in the music industry have always known, one act out of dozens of signings might break through, if they are lucky!

There was something about Gaby that was so special. Not just musically special, but there was a distinct determination that she humbly had. The substance of her music and desire to play a lot of gigs and make more appearances than most acts is what ultimately set her apart from the competition, in my opinion. Her history is not a quick rise to fame story. But it is story of real soul from a unique artist who has worked long and hard to hone her craft and always grow new music that is always different from her last thing.

Her commitment to the craft of writing great songs and also her own excellent ability to curate collaborators, musicians, gear, wardrobe, a vibe and overall sound, has given her the kind of credibility that not all artists have.

After a lot of hard work, in 2013 she was not only nominated, but actually won in the Latin Grammy Award's category for Best New Artist. That was for the Spanish speaking Latin Grammy, which is separate from the English speaking Grammy organization. They are two separate worlds. I had hoped and predicted that after she won the Latin Grammy award, that she would go on to participate in the American or English speaking Grammy Awards. And finally in 2017, she achieved her first ever nomination for the American/English speaking Grammy awards for the Best Latin Pop category for her most recent (and fifth) album titled Ilúsion.

She has amassed and maintained a loyal audience with both her English repertoire and her Spanish repertoire. Some of her fan base may be separate, geographically and language wise, for the most part, but in the case of two of her most recent music videos below, she delivered both an English version and Spanish version of the same song and maybe it will help bridge the gap and bring more Spanish and English speaking fans together. Fans (like me) can actually learn the lyrics in both languages, and thus, use them to help us learn and understand a new language :)

The first video below is in English and titled Love Is Gone. It is one of her songs that goes in a style of pop that seems reminiscent of a stage that Elvis hit for a moment in his career. It features an emerging recording artist named Jonny P. The second video down is the Spanish version titled Se Apagó, which in English means "It turned off" or in this case, Love Is Gone. Enjoy! GC

Gaby Moreno - Love is Gone (English Version)


Gaby Moreno - Se Apagó (Spanish Version)


The final video below is to a song titled Estaré which was also on Gaby's Ilúsion album. Gaby wrote the following about the song:
Throughout the recording of my album Illusion, was present at my side, my dog ​​Pepper (Peppy) who after a long illness died in Nov. 2015. Thinking about the idea for the new video of this nice song that I composed with my great friend Tommy Torres, brought me memories of her and I wanted to make a tribute by sharing it with you and your pets. Thanks to all who shared their photos and videos. A kiss to the sky to my Peppy and another one for their pets who show us every day unconditional love.
Gaby Moreno - Estaré (Official Video)


Connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com, Facebook.com/gabymorenoband, Twitter.com/gaby_moreno, and on Instagram.com/gaby_moreno

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