Wrabel Seeks His Own “closure”- New Song Out Today
May 6, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo
Today, Wrabel drops “closure,” his first fully new song of the year and an ode to finding the courage to move on. Pairing punctuated synths and a danceable beat with Wrabel’s signature open-hearted and expertly crafted songwriting, “closure” suggests that in the fallout of a relationship, taking a stand and walking away sometimes is, albeit difficult, the best thing to do.
“When a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean the feelings do,” explains Wrabel about the track. “In my experience, sometimes you have to make your own closure… accepting what was and what is and making a clear decision to move on. Ali Tamposi, Jamie Lidell and I tried to put that into a song. It was such a cathartic and therapeutic day for me, one that I’ll never forget.”
The song is a cut off the forthcoming deluxe edition release of his 2021 debut album, ‘these words are all for you’. Retitled ‘these words are all for you too’, the deluxe LP will drop June 10th (via Big Gay Records/Nettwerk) and will include three new songs (including “closure”) as well as remixes by Goldhouse and Japanese Wallpaper, and Wrabel’s recent collaboration with Cam on the re-released version of “london”. Of the decision to release the deluxe edition LP, Wrabel said, “Putting my first record together after writing for more than ten years was one of the most difficult tasks I’ve had to accomplish. I am so very proud of the final tracklist, but there were a handful of songs that kept haunting me. I see this as another window into the world of the record and can’t wait to release ‘these words are all for you too’.”
Today’s drop comes in advance of Wrabel’s forthcoming appearances at the 2022 Sound Mind Music Festival taking place at Central Park on May 21, and WonderRoad in Indianapolis on June 11.
‘these words are all for you’ dropped last year to praise from Billboard who said it boasts “boisterous vocals met by beautiful piano melodies” and from SPIN who said it “showcases his trademark, beautifully intimate performances and powerhouse songwriting”. Prior to today’s release, Wrabel recently guested on Tenille Townes’ “When You Need It” and a rereleased version of Wild Rivers’ “Thinking ‘Bout Love”, as well as dropped the video for LP standout track “wish you well” in tandem with an EP including alternate versions of the song.
Wrabel’s resume speaks for itself. He has toured alongside and collaborated with P!nk, has co-writing/performance credits alongside the likes of 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 led to him becoming “one of Hollywood’s finest songwriters for a decade” (American Songwriter), earned him a performance spot on the national NBC TODAY stage and had Billboard saying that Wrabel is “ready for his breakthrough”.
‘these words are all for you too’ Track Listing
2. wish you well
3. back to back (with Duncan Laurence)
4. nothing but the love
6. don’t pick up the phone
8. let love in
9. it’s us (with Madi Diaz)
10. pale blue dot
11. love is not a simple thing to lose
13. forest fire
14. all of a sudden
15. london (with Cam)
16. back to back (with Duncan Laurence) – Japanese Wallpaper remix
17. nothing but the love (GOLDHOUSE remix)