Gifted & Blessed‘s new album Heard and Unheard is out via Stones Throw on November 17. It’s an album that distills years of making music in a variety of styles and under different names into a singular statement. After releasing the debut single “The Waiting Breath,” GB returns with his latest: “Yellow Ji” featuring AFTA-1.

The live performance video was directed by Ross Harris in his home studio with a small modified live set-up consisting of the Roland SP-404MKII, Gifted & Blessed’s iPhone, and a delay pedal. “Yellow Ji” refers to the invitations in Gabriel’s life which have had positive outcomes – such as when he was invited by Dublab to perform a live set based on Latin American Modernism, and Peanut Butter Wolf was in the audience, leading to the signing of Gabriel’s Frankie Reyes project.

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An instrumental founding member of the L.A. beat scene and an original performer at Low End Theory, Gifted & Blessed has also produced for and collaborated with artists including Kelela, Ras G, Steve Arrington, Steve Spacek, J*Davey, Sa-ra Creative Partners, Dwight Trible and more. He also participates in various collaborative projects, most notably as half of the indie soul duo The Steoples.

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