Popstar Cutie Gabi Sklar Drops Addictive Anthem "Liberteens"
Mark our words: You'll be hearing 17 year old Gabi Sklar's smoky voice gracing the top 40 charts soon. She's a college freshman, but Gabi's already making major waves on the pop front. Her debut single, "LA Changes You," was released two years ago, and lucky for us, she's back with "Liberteens," a smooth pop anthem to take you back to rebellious adolescence.
"Liberteens" opens with a punchy piano rhythm, unassuming until bursts of percussion crowd the soft beat. Gabi's husky voice comes in immediately, singing "Ain't nothin' sweeter than being sixteen" and hammering out an unending list of wild teenage recklessness. The music video is your classic party scene; Gabi stylishly singing into the camera among a squad of leather-clad studs and cool girls who just got back from a Forever 21 shopping spree. The video theme is cut in half: first, a modern day house party. Second, an indulgent Marie Antoinette dinner party. Throughout each segment, the song pulses with a decadent vocal hook, slaps of percussion, and pop rhythms. Gabi's slick delivery is impressive, moving from a nonchalant talk-singing to passionately belting the chorus in an effortless sweep among the dance instrumentation. "Liberteens" is a hazy pop anthem with dramatic choral arrangements and fuzzy layers of electric rhythms that'll have you slamming the replay button.