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+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 9 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, John Williams
Producers: Ryan Tedder, Max Martin, 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” - 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