17 year old Gabriel O’Leary from Chicago, IL, professionally known as Knapsack has a background in classical piano and uses it to inject something unique into his production. His quirky use of vocals and playful melodies create a very original feel, and his latest EP Futura is no exception. The 7 tracks reflect teenage angst through a tantalising combination of sound design, with punchy 808s and creative synthesis and sampling – Knapsack has created an intriguing collection of music that to let wash over you.
On the creation and direction of his style, Gabriel says:
“I aim to experiment and sculpt a blend of pop and electronic music while enjoying the influence of many genres unique to the internet age.”
Having already garnered support from the likes Electric Mantis, SMLE, Graves, Ramzoid and Mat Zo it’s clear Gabriel is doing something right, remember to bring your knapsack…
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