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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PlayBack: Gabby Alipe - Visions

01/10/2017 06:34:08 AM

Whenever we hear the name Gabby Alipe, it means another name: Urbandub; right? He's a wordsmith and a bonafide rockstar, no matter how many times he claimed to be an accidental singer. No question about it.

But from so many years of spending his time as a band member, he started doing his solo act in 2016 – just in time after missing the brief times of being a music-maker. Apart from being a parent to his son and to his management firm Nemesis Music Group, Alipe released a six-track EP titled  A New Strain. And this music video right here is the carrier single.



From the same crew that worked with Autotelic for the band's first single under MCA titled Gising, director Paolo Ruiz directed this music video that complimented what Alipe has been wanting to showcase – perhaps a new chapter to his music career. A new sound he totally wanted to express; more of those deep awe-inspiring words that came out of his mind and rhythm. 

And Visions is just the first step, from the mixtures of guitar strums and deep synthesized bass beats that doesn't sound heavy as it used to be. A balanced take, plus a bunch of self-motivation words (and even quotes) compressed into a three-minuter track; just breezy enough to hear words of positivity right there.

And by mean of positivity, Ruiz proved he didn't have to glorify poverty porn to what those indie movies have been trying to tell – the horror and grittiness of life. Yes, it was gray, but that gray doesn't have to be as (closely) dark as black. Instead, it could be closely light as white. It's like a vision of deconstructing the stereotyped myth, decimating  the taboos, and displaying hope in despair-situated life. Hey, at least I can notice the improvement in editing here.

That being said, everything seems to be clear as ice: Alipe literally had that vision in mind and in ears, and we are already seeing it by our naked eyes by now.

Author: slickmaster | © 2017 september twenty-eight productions

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