Photo by: Rodrigo Souza
Words by: Shayla Lee
Brazilian-born musician Gabby Malta is kickstarting her career across the globe in North America with the release of her new single It’s Okay. The single tells a story of strength, self-confidence, and resilience. The musician made the difficult decision to face the immigration experience and make the move to Vancouver, Canada three years ago. The lyrics in It’s Okay are an ode to Gabby’s experience moving across the world.
“I start It’s Okay singing “This is what I would say if I could do it all again.” Without going through what I went through, I wouldn’t have been able to write this song. I’m essentially telling my past self that everything is going to be okay.”
The track was supported by a government fund by the City of Vancouver and Creative BC as an initiative to support emerging artists and connect them with local producers. Gabby worked with Carol-Lynn Quinn for vocal coaching and with Canada producer Cody Taylor.
Nestled between glistening synth notes and punch pop beats, Gabby’s voice is the true star of the show. Aside from being a treat to listen to, the meaningful lyrics in It’s Okay make it even more special. The musician explains what she hopes listeners will get out of the song.
“My main goal is to celebrate the diversity that exists in all of us. When people listen to the song I want them to remember the strength that can be found when we look inside ourselves. For me, making peace with the past and trusting and hoping for a better future is what gave birth to this new phase”.
It’s Okay is just the beginning of Gabby’s career in North America. Set to be released in 2021, Gabby has an EP called Me/We which contain songs as equally as autobiographical as It’s Okay.
Stay up to date with Gabby Malta on Instagram. Listen to It’s Okay below!