Born in Cape Town, South Africa, 19-year-old singer/songwriter & producer Gabi du Plessis has consistently been creating & releasing music independently since leaving Idols South Africa after reaching the Top-16 at age 16 in 2017.
Gabi du Plessis has an inherent musical ability and intuitive gift to translate her emotions into beautiful and visual stories within her songwriting, which has been an ever-growing journey since sitting down at the piano at the ripe age of 14.
With her sights set on having her lyrics & melodies heard by the world, there is still much to accomplish – however she has just begun. In 2018, Gabi’s debut feature single “Can’t Sleep Alone” debuted on her cities’ top radio charts such as the KFM Coke Top 40 and the Heart CTM Top 40. Gabi has also gone on to pen number one radio hits for multiple South African artists.
Her upcoming release “Not Looking for Love” (February 14, 2020) expresses her musical growth and maturity as both a songwriter and producer on the track. Starting the writing on piano, “Not Looking for Love” started as a pop-ballad. In collaboration with producers Reece Le Roux and Hendrik Joerges, the track was turned from pop-ballad to an upbeat, electro-pop banger!
‘Not Looking for Love’ is all about making damn bad decisions, but at the end of the day, feeling comfortable within them – a somewhat anti-love song releasing ironically on Valentines day.
The “Not Looking for Love” lyric video was shot around her beautiful cities’ landmark, the V&A Waterfront. The city has always inspired her music, and continues to do so in her unreleased material.
Gabi is set to release multiple exciting singles coming the duration of 2020.