At a time when there’s no clear path to the top of the charts, Louis Bell (as well as other cover stars Starrah, Victoria Monét and Frank Dukes) is making Hot 100 pop more collaborative, more diverse and more intensely personal.
Go West Fest featured a robust lineup of performers spanning Pussy Riot and Carlie Hanson to Allie X and Leland, an event geared strictly towards supporting the community that unequivocally supports the artists in return.
Last year’s 'don’t smile at me' EP peaked at No. 3 on Alternative Albums, and “lovely,” her meditative duet with Khalid, hit No. 78 on the Hot 100. Next, she’s trying to capture the energy of her live shows -- she headlined a sold-out U.S. tour of clubs last October -- on her debut full-length, out in 2019.
For years, the R&B singer born Gabi Wilson hid her identity, hoping her music would speak for itself. Now, shredding guitar solos onstage and with a revealing debut album out soon -- not to mention co-signs from Drake and Janet -- she’s about to show you who she really is.