Gabe James – „CITY OF LOST ANGELS“ + Exclusive Interview

1. Hello, thank you for your time, please introduce yourself in a few words!

Hey im Gabe James, a singer songwriter originally from Colorado, and i’ve lived in LA for 2 years now. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 7, and also have taught myself how to play bass and piano.

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

I just put out a brand new EP called, CITY OF LOST ANGELS and it’s my favorite piece of work i’ve put out thus far. It’s a project of 4 songs meant to document the story of me having just moved to LA, from the small town in Colorado where I grew up and being thrown into adulthood.

I couldn’t be more excited  to announce I will be beginning my first ever tour February 15, with my close friend Ryan Woods! We will be playing New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and LA and I hope to see whoever is reading this there at one of the shows! You can purchase tickets on my website or

3. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

-I have been playing guitar since I was 7 and love more intricate guitar playing similar to John Mayer.

-My favorite artists/bands right now are ROLE MODEL, Jack Kays, and TURNSTILE

-I write great music for heartbroken people to listen to as well as couples who have just fallen in love. (kind of a juxtaposition haha).

-Ive written and produced all of my songs from my bedroom.

-I can learn to play any song i listen to by ear.

4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

I would like to describe my music as alternative pop, but I feel like I’m still transitioning out of the singer songwriter genre I previously felt I was part of. But the music I write now and plan to release is much more alternative.

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

Almost all of the songs I’ve put out thus far have been ones I wrote back in high – school. I feel like that influenced a lot of what I wrote to be love songs or songs about heartbreak. I didn’t have a lot more to write about yet since I had not experienced life long enough lol.

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

I’m really good at balancing things on one finger. (kinda hard to explain but like any long object I can balance on my finger for forever. I’m not sure if it’s special, maybe everyone can do that lol.

7. Being on stage feels like….!

It feels like having a voice and a moment where everything you say and do is taken in by the crowd. It feels really powerful and important. I love performing and connecting with the people around me!

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

I started playing a cheap old guitar my aunt had gifted me when I was 7 years sold and I would carry it around with me everywhere; camping, all over the yard, and wherever we went. So my mom decided to get me lessons for a few years and then I just never really stopped playing!

I started singing towards the end of Middle School when I first heard Ed Sheeran on the radio. I was obsessed with him and he made me feel like I could be an artist and sing. So I would go on long walks away from home(sometimes with my dog) and just sing for hours! I never let anyone hear me sing until the beginning of highschool because I was so shy.

I tried to start writing songs around the same time I started singing in 7th grade. I kept it very secret as well though until highschool when my first song I ever put out gained some traction on soundcloud! It was called Possibilities.

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

Outside of music I love to stay active and workout frequently! I run every morning and workout every night, and also love hiking and snowboarding when I’m in Colorado!

I’m also a huge nerd and love playing video games though I rarely ever feel like I have time to do that anymore lol.

Instagram: @gabexjames