Wrabel Releases New EP “chapter of me”
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Wrabel released his new EP “chapter of me” on April 21, 2023 via Big Gay Records/Nettwerk.
The EP comprises 5-track, including preceding singles “happier”, “on the way down” and “one drink away”. Produced by Sam De Jong, Davis Naish, and Sam de Jong.
The release of “chapter of me” serves as the first part of a larger, yet-to-be-announced project set to roll out throughout the rest of 2023 that sees the acclaimed songwriter probing emotional depths he’s yet to publicly explore.
Wrabel said of the EP, “I’m so thrilled to announce the release of ‘chapter of me’, the first part of what is to come. These songs are songs I wrote to and for myself, almost as a place marker for who I am and where I am now. These came from conversations with myself, realizations, and pages torn from my notebook. My hope for this first chapter is that what I created for myself, when shared with you, becomes yours. I hope that it can feel like a shoulder to lean on, cry on, a friend to celebrate you feeling happier.”
- Wrabel also debuted his new stand-alone song “Turn Up the Love” at AT&T’s Miami Pride event at Lummus Park last weekend. This year, all streaming proceeds from the song will be donated to The Trevor Project, a charity that combats suicide among LGBTQ youth. The new song, which Wrabel wrote especially for AT&T, is set to be the official anthem of their 2023 PRIDE campaign and will be officially released on May 12, 2023.
Wrabel explained about some tracks for the EP.
“I’m so used to writing about unrequited love, break-ups, the break up. But I wanted something that just states what was and what is. Being happier isn’t always easy. It’s complicated. But it’s a beautiful realization to have with yourself. This song is a marker of that.”
“on the way down”
“I wrote 'on the way down' with Davis Naish, and it came from a place of reflection on the darker moments of my life, the moments that felt like I was in the most despair and how it's important to try and find that sliver of light to guide you out. For me, that was getting sober, leaning on my family and my friends... not being afraid or too proud to grab the hand extended to me from the other side, asking for help, and taking it when it was offered.”
“one drink away”
“I feel like we’ve come so far in our understanding and destigmatization of addiction. And I think that’s in large part because we as addicts have shared ourselves and our stories more. It’s not an easy path… some days I don’t notice it, I don’t even remember who I used to be. And other days it’s like a robotic woodpecker pecking away at my brain, reminding me, tempting me, poisoning me from the inside out. The honest truth is I’m one drink away from who I was. The flip side of that is I never have to be that person again, I never have to take a sip or draw a line or take a hit. I am alive today because I am sober. And I’m both terrified and so very proud of that. If you are struggling right now, I just want to tell you that you are not alone.”
Photo by Yazz Alali
- source : Apple Music