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Mr Gabriel sends a lighthearted fuck you to looming taxmen with potential hit record ‘Tambourine’

Singing a catchy song inspired by taxes and shitty healthcare wouldn’t sound as good as ‘Tambourine’ if someone else gave it a shot.


Mr Gabriel's cover art for 'Tambourine'
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

“You shake me like a tambourine.”

How dapper of a statement is that? If I heard ‘Tambourine’ every morning as an alarm notification, I would be a different woman. I imagine I would be happier—not that I am unhappy or sad—but I would be happier. (Maybe, I should implement it.) They do say, how you start your morning is an indication of your evening. Hey, that could be another one of those folklores from this side of the borough. Don’t quote me. What’s most important here is the level of talent that Mr Gabriel has. Perfectly, his retro-nouveau brand of music will capture the ears of Baby Boomers, the ‘Me’ generation, Gen Xers and Millennials alike.

Without a doubt, Mr Gabriel also has a way with words. Singing a catchy song inspired by taxes and shitty healthcare wouldn’t sound as good as ‘Tambourine’ if someone else gave it a shot. Nor would it be as peppered and fine-tuned. To the credit of his genius, after all, he is Gabe from The Kopecky Family Band, and Mark Pontius from Foster the People. So, decorating a lighthearted ‘fuck you’ is a walk in the park for the Nashville, Tennesse legend Gabe Simon.

“Honestly, I usually write songs about two things: Love and how much I hate the Internet. But I also dislike paying taxes, because I still get shitty healthcare. So, this one’s a greaser for the man. It’s a light-hearted fuck you. Anyways, when does it not feel good to admit you have no control and at least make yourself dance?”, he asks.

In the press release, ‘Tambourine’ is referred to as “a massive Summer pavement burner”. I sincerely agree with the following statement. It is full of life. The record has aiding whistles, a hypnotic bass line, and a load of energy. Personally, I think Mr Gabriel’s ‘Tambourine’ should get picked up for a television commercial as soon as possible. I believe it is too good of a song to live on the world wide web only. Let’s change that. Shall we?


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