Gabriels - Taboo
Lifted from what some are already lauding as one of the year's best albums, 'Taboo' is the perfect showcase to demonstrate why Gabriels are consistently kicking ass right now. Jacob Lusk's soaring vocals on this tale of forbidden pleasure are breathtaking. But there's also a spiky, offbeat string-laden track underpinning the falsetto that makes everything feels gloriously uncomfortable, keeping you hooked until the very end, elevating proceedings to a different level entirely. Together, they create high art that seems to straddle the entirety of the last hundred years of music within a four-minute pop song, which is no mean feat.
Track Link: https://youtu.be/-Yst1orETHs
Homework #1: Gabriels - Angels & Queens / https://youtu.be/qStbMzC2S0k
Homework #2: Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit / https://youtu.be/Web007rzSOI
Homework #3: Dinah Washington - Goodbye / https://youtu.be/UiMkL-MlaiY