Gaby Alter is a songwriter and composer of award-winning Off Broadway musicals, independent film scores and songs for PBS, NPR and the Disney animated feature "The Pirate Fairy." His debut EP as Yes Gabriel draws on folk, electronica and chamber pop, earning comparisons to Nick Drake, The Shins and Beck's Morning Phase album.
YES GABRIEL the album is about losing love and coming to see one's place in the larger scheme of things."One of the reasons I'm drawn to writing musicals is that they tell stories through songs," Alter explains. "I wanted to combine that quality with the intimacy you find on a folk album. These songs are meant to be listened to on headphones or in a car rather than in a theater, so the music is quieter, and texture plays a bigger role. But the lyrics still use details to evoke specific places, times and states of mind."