Wrabel Delivers Heartbreak on “london”
August 27, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, Wrabel showcases his versatile songwriting chops with the release of “london,” a noticeably folkier effort from “one of Hollywood’s finest songwriters for a decade” (American Songwriter). Co-written with Stuart Crichton, Drew Pearson, and Cole Citrenbaum, the song tells the story of an LA-based heartbreak longing for a lost London-based love.
With his undeniable knack for sewing together earnest anecdotal nuances with overarching themes of heartache and self-discovery, Wrabel croons alongside lonesome guitar work that feels almost country-bound. It’s the latest release from his forthcoming, much-anticipated debut full-length album ‘these words are all for you’ that is set to drop September 24 via Big Gay Records/Nettwerk. The album will the next chapter from one of modern music’s most celebrated, versatile, powerhouse songwriters and rising artists.
About the track, Wrabel had this to say: “London will always be a second home to me. I didn’t go to college, so my months there making my first (and second) imaginary records were kind of my own version of it; being by myself in a whole different world, wandering around, and finding myself. My first breakup happened there over the computer. In that feeling that you’ll never love again, I met someone, fell in love again in a cold winter in London. When we broke up, I found myself wanting to go back, wanting to walk the same streets where we met — that so close but so far away feeling.”
Wrabel’s debut album has garnered attention for previously released singles like “good” (“gives an earnest exploration into uncertainty and the parts that bind us together as humans” – American Songwriter), “nothing but the love” (PAPER premiere and is currently at no. 35 on the Billboard Adult Pop Airplay chart), and “back to back (feat. Duncan Laurence)” (named one of the “best new music releases from LGBTQ artists” by Billboard). This month, Wrabel is to embark on a short, intimate run of live dates. The nothing but the piano tour includes a stop at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge and an album release show at LA’s The Regent Theater — kicking off tomorrow at the Akron Pride Music & Arts Festival.
Wrabel’s resume speaks for itself. He has toured alongside and collaborated with P!nk, has co-writing/performance credits alongside Kesha, Marshmello, Celeste, Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Louis Tomlinson, Louis the Child, Wafia, Cash Cash, and more. He’s released four previous EPs, has racked up 265 million streams across all DSP platforms, and his song “The Village” has become an LGBTQ+ anthem. Over the past few years, his “knife-to-the-heart” (Idolator) songwriting has earned a performance spot on NBC’s TODAY stage, with Billboard proclaiming that Wrabel is “ready for his breakthrough.”
‘nothing but the piano’ Tour:
8.28 – Akron, OH – Akron Pride Music & Arts Festival
8.30 – Boston, MA – City Winery Boston
8.31 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
9.01 – New York, NY – LPR – Le Poisson Rouge
9.23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
‘these words are all for you’ Track List:
“wish you well”
“back to back” (with Duncan Laurence)
“nothing but the love”
“don’t pick up the phone”
“let love in”
“it’s us” (feat. Madi Diaz)
“pale blue dot”
“love is not a simple thing to lose”