Get To Know: Gabriel Gassi

We talked to Swedish artist Gabriel Gassi about his new music video, where he finds inspiration and the most unexpected song on his playlist.

Gabriel Gassi first gained fame for his remixes of Swedish artists.

In 2016 he stepped out on his own as a solo artist with the release of his debut single ‘Street Phone’. Since then he's released several successful singles, including ‘Weekend’ that has reached over two million streams.

Gabriel Gassi just dropped the music video for his new single 'Moonlight Chaser', a summer bop guaranteed to tear up any dance floor or house party.

Check out our interview with Gabriel Gassi below.

Hey Gabriel, what are you up to today?
Hey! This morning I had coffee and listened to the finished version of my new single ’Splish Splash Splush’ in my living room. Afterwards my friend and I had lunch and played video games.

How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as a big pop arena where dancehall meets emo and 90s meets the future.

Where do you find inspiration for your songs?
Everywhere! Often through personal scenarios, thoughts, feelings or memories - but also through movies, books and video games - and of course just by listening to other music.

What has been the biggest moment of your career so far?
A lot has happened that feels worth mentioning, but perhaps the biggest moment must be that my single 'Weekend' reached two million streams this year.

Have you met an artist that made you completely starstruck?
Does it count that I saw myself in the mirror this morning?? No, but one time I got the opportunity to meet Pigeon from Addis Black Widow. It felt awesome because they are one of my absolute favorite bands.

What is the most unexpected song you have on your playlist?
I have so much unexpected stuff on my playlist, but Starship's 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' feels the most malplace. Like if your friend's cousin's friend's friend would show up uninvited to someone's party and you were like "okay?".

Today you're releasing the music video for 'Moonlight Chaser', can you tell us a bit about it?
Absolutely! The music video was filmed in a closed-up department store together with my friends. From a purely visual standpoint it offers both drone images in the afternoon sun, dance performance with silk sheets and colorful visuals projected onto the cold concrete walls of the premises. I ride an elevator and discover the store's different levels in the company of a net, an hourglass and a thousand-piece puzzle.

What are your plans for the summer?
I had planned on going to Paris to write music, but due to current circumstances I might just buy a croissant and bring it to the Stockholm studio instead. Other than that, I'm going to swim, try new ice creams and record a music video for my new single.

What would be your dream festival to play at?
Flow Festival, The Crave Festival and some new cool streaming festival of course.