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Gabby’s World

Something’s happening, something has changed.

Gabby Smith has spent the last 15 years creating original work including the acclaimed albums O.K. (2015)— one of NPR Bob Boilen’s top three albums of the year — Year of the Rabbit (2016), and Beast on Beast (2018), which received accolades from Pitchfork, New York Times, The Fader, and more. Rolling Stone describes Smith as a “prolific artist” whose “winsome songs read like full-fledged novellas, at once capable of spitting truth, romancing the listener and offering consolation from life's more gnarled moments.” In addition to her solo work under the moniker Gabby’s World, Smith has worked with artists including Japanese Breakfast, Frankie Cosmos, Barrie, Bellows and more.

The newest Gabby’s World album, GABBY SWORD, offers a glimpse into the natural evolution of an artist. For Gabby herself, discovering queerness, falling in love, and marrying her wife and collaborator Barrie Lindsay, each track captures a snapshot. The album arrived month by month in 2023 with an unconventional release schedule and was officially released on December 1, 2023.

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Events featuring Gabby’s World

Mar 16, 2024
10:00pm — 10:40pm
New York, NY, United States
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