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IndiePulse Interviews: Emily Gabriele and the release of  her rendition of You Oughta Know.

Emily Gabriele commonly known as “EG” is a singer/songwriter hailing from central New Jersey– if you believe there is a central Jersey. As a teenager, she taught herself the guitar. Drawing from influences like Alanis Morissette, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow and The Beatles her music is pop infused with a bit of rock.

EG currently resides in New York City and frequents Los Angeles & Nashville. With travel as a constant in her life, inspiration runs rampant. She steadily writes songs that stylistically tap into multiple genres, but have a home rooted in the pop genre.

Emily Gabriele performs her original song, “Monday”

Her most recent project, “Special Delivery”, has a tracklist comprised of 8, personal & catchy tracks. EG recorded the project in a small studio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn with producer & musician, Matthew Basile. Working closely alongside Basile & fellow singer/songwriter Gregg Allen, the project is a compilation of heartfelt earworms.


The Interview:

IPM: Congrats on your latest release and cover, “You Oughta Know”. Tell us about the songs, the production, the recording process.

Thanks so much! I originally went to Hive Mind Recording out in Bushwick to record two Alanis covers off of her iconic album, Jagged Little Pill​. I brought in some talented musicians, Darby Brandon on the drums, and Cam Seidel on the bass. We had Billy Aukstik, the co-founder of Hive Mind & ​Dala Records, steer the ship with the audio engineering.

After working through the two songs, “You Oughta Know” was the clear standout. The recording from the session at Hive Mind was good​, but it felt too spot on to the original iteration of the track.

So I solicited the help of the incredible LA-based producer, Angelique Calvillo. I had worked with​ Angelique before, and I really love her sound and her ability to carefully crafting unique takes on songs. 

YOK Cover Art

IPM: Out of all of the covers you could have recorded – why this one?

I’ve always been a big fan of Alanis Morissette, especially her album, Jagged Little Pill​​. After spending time in the studio and working through vocal passes, I realized how deeply I resonated with the energy and the vibe of the track. It’s also an opportunistic moment in time for Jagged​      Little Pill​. Between the recent launch of Jagged Little Pill​ on as a play on Broadway, and June 2020 marking the 25-year anniversary of the album, it feels very relevant to record and release a song from the project.   

IPM: Beyond this release, what else do you have planned for music lovers in 2020?

That’s an excellent question! It’s tough to plan too much these days. The world seems to be operating on a day-by-day, week-by-week basis, so I don’t have any exciting gigs lined up to play or anything. However, I have been steadily writing songs. I think it’s safe to say you can expect another release from me before we ring in 2021.  

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IPM: What would your advice be to someone wanting to pursue music?

Keep on creating! If you hope for something specific to happen with your music, or with you as an artist, set clearly-defined goals for yourself. From there, make sure you actively and consistently take small steps to achieve your goals. 

IPM: Tell us your goals/hopes/dreams/fears for your music?

Well, this one is funny, especially given my previous answer about goalsetting – (ha ha!) My ultimate goal as an artist is to create music that people want to listen to and that is relatable. I also aspire to continue writing songs, recording them, and building a library of content. I also want to continue to collaborate with other artists, and personally improve as a songwriter, performing artist, and instrumentalist.   

IPM: Thanks so much for taking the time.  Any last thoughts you’d like to share with our readers?

Congrats! You’ve made it to the end of this interview. I appreciate you reading this far! Please tell me your thoughts on, “You Oughta Know”. If you DM me on Instagram, I promise I’ll answer.

To stay up-to-date with all of my musical happenings, you can visit my website at:​ www.egmusicnyc.com.



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About Joseph Timmons (10013 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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