Thai-Australian Indie-Pop Artist Gabe Watkins Unveils Nostalgic Journey in Debut EP ‘Grape Soda’

Bingkai Karya – In a delightful blend of Thai-Australian influences, Indie-Pop artist Gabe Watkins has unleashed his inaugural international EP, ‘Grape Soda.’ This collection of songs serves as a poignant ode to the artist’s personal experiences, weaving together themes of nostalgia, youth, carefree summers, first love, and the comforting embrace of home. Gabe expresses his desire for listeners to embark on a reflective journey, reliving their own pivotal moments and cherished memories.

The EP kicks off with the enchanting “Flowers from Japan,” a fan favorite that explores the nuances of long-distance love with its dreamy melody. The subsequent tracks, “The Rush,” “Sunsets,” and “Choose U Everytime,” delve into various aspects of relationships, capturing the essence of both fleeting moments and enduring connections. The EP concludes with two unreleased gems, “Driving Home to U,” featuring Gabe’s friend Valentina Ploy, and the titular track, “Grape Soda.”

One standout collaboration is found in “Driving Home to U,” a poignant exploration of love transcending dimensions, co-written with the esteemed Valentina Ploy. Gabe reflects on the universal experience of heartbreak, aiming to provide solace and connection to those navigating the tumultuous waters of lost love.

In the title track, “Grape Soda,” Gabe draws inspiration from childhood memories in Thailand, where his name was often misinterpreted as “Grape.” This whimsical anecdote serves as the foundation for a song dedicated to his girlfriend Soda. Collaborating with talents like Jack Garratt, Richard Craker, and Valentina Ploy, Gabe crafted a feel-good anthem that encapsulates the magic of falling in love.

Expressing pride in his debut EP, Gabe Watkins shares, “This is a masterpiece that makes me very proud, and I can’t wait to share it with the world. I hope people can really relate to it.” He emphasizes the significance of each track, showcasing the depth of emotions and experiences woven into the fabric of ‘Grape Soda.’

“Grape Soda” is now available on all streaming platforms, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in the enchanting melodies and heartfelt narratives crafted by Gabe Watkins. The EP has already garnered attention on TikTok, with “Grape Soda” resonating with audiences and promising continued success.

In ‘Grape Soda,’ Gabe Watkins has not only presented a musical masterpiece but also an invitation to connect with shared human experiences. Through introspective lyrics and captivating melodies, the EP stands as a testament to the universal themes of love, nostalgia, and the journey of growing up. As Gabe eagerly awaits the world’s reception, it’s clear that ‘Grape Soda’ marks the beginning of an exciting chapter in the artist’s musical journey.


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