EP Review: Gibrilville’s “Black Cadillac Season 2”

There comes a time in everyone’s life when revisiting your musical comfort-zone for the umpteenth time just doesn’t cut it anymore. Maybe you’re an avid Pop-Rock fan who loves every familiar power chord progression and every hey-oh chorus. Eventually, a time will come when you just get tired of listening to the same repetitive riffs and uninventive melodies over and over again. This is when you need to step outside of the familiar and leave that musical comfort-zone behind. You simply need to explore new music; your old collection is full of tunes you’ve heard far too many times. When this happens, an artist you should turn to is the true musical trailblazer and undeniable innovator, Gibril “Gibrilville” Mansaray.

Gibrilville has been taking the industry by storm with his alluring artistry, winning multiple Akademia Awards, and making waves with his incredible versatility as an entertainer. Infusing his music with his rich culture and diversity, Gibrilville was originally born in Accra and grew up with his family in Nigeria,Togo, Benin, and Ghana. Exploring his father’s massive record collection at an early age and embracing his older brother’s love for reggae music; Gibrilville acquired a lifelong passion and understanding for music that would later serve as inspiration in carving out his own distinct sound as an artist and performer.

Learn more about Gibrilville’s inspiring story here: 

It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music crafted by today’s generation. It seems as if fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy copy of a copy Singles.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

The undeniably innovative and wildly ambitious multi-genre, Reggae-inspired Gibrilville is fiercely rebelling against this trend and quickly emerging as fresh musical sensation.

Last year, Gibrilville released his universally acclaimed EP entitled “Black Cadillac Season 1”. Season 1 was mixed by the highly revered  Gordon “Commissioner Gordon” Williams (whose resume includes multiple Grammy Awards and numerous Gold and Platinum albums). The EP rightfully earned Gibrilville his second Akademia award. Now, Gibrilville is back with his highly anticipated follow up EP entitled “Black Cadillac Season 2”.

Listen to the reggae inspired jam track “Jessica”:  

Gibrilville is quickly proving that with his addictive, unique, and distinct style; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and something much more engaging and immersive. Gibrilville and his band have developed a sound that feels entirely fresh and new. They not only acts as unique innovators; but also effectively channel their vision through an impressive command of the Reggae, R&B, and Hip Hop genres. Avoiding the gimmick he could easily become; Gibrilville stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless act with a story to tell.

Listen to “Love Me Tonight”:  

The audio production exhibited in the freshly released EP is nothing short of spectacular. This is especially remarkable considering the music itself is ferociously dynamic and unrestrained. Each layer within each track is uniquely stunning, with each complex sonic layer given space to breath and evolve. The genre is a brilliant fusion of this artist’s influences, with Gibrilville sculpting his own self-defining soundscape. Each track is fantastically sequenced in a way that maintains the listener’s interest, and contains minor mixing and instrumental intricacies that are both unique and add undeniable character to the track. Gibrilville’s approach to songwriting naturally injects his music with integrity and honesty. His confidence in his own story, as well as his embrace of his own style allows his music to easily outshine the rest within the indie-world. His vulnerability in his songwriting makes it much more organic for the listener to connect with his songs on a personal level. These are qualities that are severely lacking within the current industry.

We definitely see this artist continuing to climb the ranks and become a household name, while inspiring a new generation of independent acts.

Gibrilville is a remarkable artist and is definitely a  breath of fresh air within a tired industry that has become overly saturated with copycat artists whose sole goal is to cash in on an increasingly uninventive formula. We highly recommend that you dust off your favorite piece and prepare yourself for a wild journey, “Black Cadillac Season 2”” is a MUST LISTEN!

Stream the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/gibrilville

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