‘Without You’ is the captivating debut single from exciting new British singer and songwriter GNGR, as premiered via The Line of Best Fit. Produced by Sampl, who has worked with the likes of Skepta, Ms Banks, and Shystie, the slow-building atmospheric R&B offering is just a teaser of what we can expect from GNGR in 2018, and the first taste of her forthcoming debut project, which will be released at the end of the year.
For fans on H.E.R, Sabrina Claudio and Daniel Caesar, GNGR has been honing and perfecting her own unique slant on today’s alternative R&B sound, driven by raw and honest lyrics, and her amazing voice, which oozes the most soulful tones, while taking influences from R&B stalwarts such as Destiny’s Child, India Arie, Anthony Hamilton and Frank Ocean, who have all helped shaped her music.
Our first flavour of this is the exquisite ‘Without You’, which sees GNGR yearning for a love that is doomed from the start, but she just can’t seem to let go. Backed by moody keyboard arrangements, minimalist cymbals, and lush grand piano undertones, GNGR holds the record together beautifully, with an enchanting vocal performance, and confessional lyrics, that we can all relate to.
Speaking about ‘Without You’, GNGR says, “This song is definitely one of the favourite pieces of music I have recorded. It was the turning point, where I felt that I had really found my sound and started to create the music that I loved. The song came about very organically, and with Sampl’s beautiful production, it was very easy for me to spill out my feelings and piece everything together”.