Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Goapele or Gwa-puh-LAY

I can't help myself but to stare in awe. The music, talent and beauty of Goapele are just insane. Girl crush. This native California girl, sings with the rarest type of confidence that's hard to resist and the rawest of emotions that makes your heart break in pieces for her.

Goapele Mohlabane is a soul and R & B singer songwriter who's name is starting to appear in places. Many places. She is not(unfortunately) an overnight sensation. Goapele debuted her first album, Closer, back in 2001. Ever since then, she's spent her time working, refining and growing her musical talents and career. She built her base not with radio play, but with her fantastic live performances. Goapele's the real deal.

Here's Goapele's discography, and some of my favs from them. Hope you enjoy them as much or even more than I do.

Closer (2001) - Closer
Even Closer (2002) - Closer (again), Too Much the Same
Change It All (2005) - First Love
Break of Dawn (2011) - Undertow, Play, Tears On My Pillow, Milk & Honey, Right Here

You can see how Goapele grows throughout her music. From her first album to her latest, she changed from a girl who is just realizing who she is, to a woman who already found herself. By Break of Dawn, she was full fledged adventurous in her music and lyrics. Break of Dawn is my favorite album of her discography...which will be a true statement until the next one.

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