EP Review: “The Art of Seeing Through” by Ismael Gabasau
Mexican singer-songwriter has released his debut EP, “The Art of Seeing Through.” It is an EP that will appeal to those who enjoy many different genres of music, as it blends funk, jazz, and pop music. This EP demonstrates Ismael Gabasau’s unique sound and unmistakable voice that is sure to find him a strong following. It features four songs: “Sour and Sweet,” “Pumpkin Empanadas,” “Deep Souls,” and “Canvas,” all of which can be considered standouts.
Ismael Gabasau is also a painter, reflected in his cover art and lyrics. For example, the cover art for “The Art of Seeing Through” features a photo of him sitting in a folding chair looking at a picture he drew of a butterfly. For context, it was one of his first-ever paintings, was dedicated to his late uncle, and came to inspire the song “Sour and Sweet.” Many of his other paintings are also in the room in the cover art. Musically, Ismael Gabasau often uses a guitar to surround his voice, a strong combination that makes this EP worthy of listening for its lyrics and instrumentals. Listeners can hear the passion come through in Ismael Gabasau’s voice, and the instrumentals perfectly complement his voice.
You can connect with Ismael Gabasau on Instagram @ismaelgabasau.