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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Maybe” - Gabriela Bee

There is a feeling we all struggle with at some point in our lives. It’s a feeling of uncertainty… a fear of the unknown. However, despite our best efforts and wishes, sometimes uncertainty is all we have to rely on. “Maybe” is the latest single by singer and songwriter Gabriela Bee, and it’s a spectacle to listen to. The song is about Bee’s best friend of over 14 years, who moved away to college. As Bee struggles with grappling with the unfamiliar distance between her and her friend, she also has to realize that sometimes, “maybe” is the best answer. As someone who grew up with a dad in the military, I understand the pain of having to leave my friends behind every few years. We would often lose contact, but I had to remember that maybe we would find our ways back to one another again. So, I think it’s safe to say I am deeply connected with this song.

This song is achingly beautiful in so many different ways. It wasn’t just the meaning behind the song that tugged at my heartstrings, but there was a unique production editing choice that I observed with Bee’s voice. It sounds like there’s some kind of static, almost like it’s hazy (if that makes any sense). Honestly, I’m obsessed with it. It gave the song a vintage-sounding feel, and I think Bee’s stunning vocals were able to shine brighter because of it. There is also a pretty simple instrumental accompaniment, really allowing for the vocals to be the star of the show. This song was immediately added to my “Sad Boi Hours” playlist, and I can’t say a song has made me so emotional in a while. Kudos.

Gabriela Bee is young, talented, and is bound to have a long career ahead of her. At only 17 years old, she is gaining a lot of attention online for her music. Thanks to that, Bee now has over 1.6 million listeners a month on Spotify. She has been involved in the music industry since she was 12, where she would post covers of songs online. She released her first single, “High Hopes,” in 2020. However, it would be the release of her single, “Look At You Now,” that would cement her place in this constantly-evolving industry. Gabriela Bee is insanely talented, and I’m glad I was given the opportunity to review this song. I can’t wait to hear more from her.

Written By Isabel Mays



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