Gabriel Benjamin is a singer/songwriter/producer from Oak Park, CA. While writing songs for artists such as Avicii ("The Nights") and Au/ra x Camelphat ("Panic Room"), he‘s been writing for sync and meticulously crafting his debut EP Way Too Young. His songwriting showcases a fusion of hooky pop melodies with the skinny jean-pop/rock lyrics that shaped his teenage palette. Recent credits: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2, Magic: The Gathering commercial, HBO Max commercial, CBS Love Island, NBC World of Dance, Netflix Selling Sunset.
When did the journey start for you?
Well, it REALLY started at age nine when I put my little brother on tin pans and banged out my first song on my keyboard. Professionally, I’ve been in the music industry since 2015.
Who are some composers/artists you pull inspiration from?
Composers: Danny Elfman and John Williams.
Producers: Ryan Tedder, Max Martin, and Pharrell.
What do you do to decompress after a long day in front of the monitors?
Yoga, video games, Cooking, and a bit’o’whiskey.
What was your latest gear purchase?
Arctic White Fender P-Bass! It’s beautiful!
Is there a piece of music you're most proud of?
Probably "The Nights" by Avicii
What are two things you're most proud of? One musical/professional, one personal. No humility allowed.
1) Having a multi-platinum song travel around the world and touch people on a personal level. Unreal!
2) Being able to make music my career.
Who is your "guilty pleasure" artist?
Bhad Bhabie. I can’t stop.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Comparison is the thief of joy.