Pop-Rock, American singer/songwriter from California, Gabe Lopez, releases new studio album, God Bless the Queens. Lopez has signed with Spectra Music Group as an artist and to Rondor Universal as a songwriter. As a talented songwriter, Lopez has written songs for touring buddy, Belinda Carlisle, whom is featured on the album. Other artists Lopez has written and produced for are New Kids on the Block, James Brown, Emery Kelly, and many more. If you are a pop-rock fan, then this is an album for you.
Lopez has a traditional pop-rock sound in this new album, almost similar to Coldplay. Starting the album off with, “Firestar,” in which holds true to the genres Lopez is known for as the song serves a familiar pop-rock sound that could be compared to Green Day or Imagine Dragons. Following the track is, “Karma Kamikaze,” in which was a fun song that reminded myself of a mix of Madonna/Disney boyband. The track is genuinely a great listen. “Carousel” slows down the tempo a bit as the track provokes emotion with the touch of the pop sound. Following the track is “California Blues,” in which features Belinda Carlisle. Much like the whole album, the song gives the audience a look inside Lopez’s world and where he is from. “Picture frames” reminded me of Jesse McCartney, his voice sounds identical in this track.
The 13-track album is one for the millennials. The album appeals to those who grew up in the early 2000’s watching the Disney channel and listening to artists like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Jesse McCartney, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy. Lopez does an excellent job blending the two genres of pop and rock and incorporating the sounds that fans of the genres are used to and enjoy.
Review by Hannah Schaeffer
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