Singer hopes to heal people through song

2019-07-09 06:00
Latheem Gabriel’s wish is for his fans to find healing in his music.

Latheem Gabriel’s wish is for his fans to find healing in his music.

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A 35-year-old Pelican Park resident, Latheem Gabriel, is hoping to inspire people through his newly released single “Seed of Unease”. He described the single as an improved version of his 2017 Extended Play record (EP) “The Waiting Room”.

In an interview with People’s Post, Gabriel said he started singing when he was eight and attended Heathfield High School.

At the school, he did music as a subject and says that helped him in developing himself as a musician.

While he was doing music at school, he also participated in singing competitions outside of the school.

“When I was growing up, I used to do little competitions such as The Voice in the malls,” he shared.

Gabriel adds that his persistent spirit kept him going and he entered South African Idols three times but never made it to a notable stage.

He also tried his luck in The Voice South Africa which also never took him anywhere.

After finishing matric, he studied graphic design and films, and worked in the non-profit organisation sector for 10 years, he shared.

Even though he was not doing music on a full-time basis, he was still singing part-time.

He described his sound as alternative Indie and says the song is a dance version of the EP version.

He said the song is personal.

According to him, the song is, “a lyrically-charged song that looks at the conversation between older and younger self. It hints at the long term effects a dysfunctional home can have on a child and the healing that can be achieved through connecting with one’s inner child.”

By writing this song, he said, he hopes it will help people to find healing.

“I would like to inspire people, my goal is for people to connect with what I write and hopefully end up less lonely,” he said.

Gabriel says he wrote and recorded the song here in Cape Town and the final production of it was done in Durban. He said he is not signed under any record label except for Sheer music publishing.

His message for his fans is for them to rise above any circumstances they may find themselves in. “I encourage people to be honest and authentic about who they are as individuals and artists,” he said.

He added the song is available on iTunes and all major online streaming stores.

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