When Gabriel Wolfchild launched a Kickstarter campaign last year, he announced that his “days of singing sad songs alone are over.”
That’s because he’d found a group of musicians to collaborate with around the Seattle area and dubbed them The Northern Light.
A year later, Gabriel Wolfchild and The Northern Light (GWNL for short) have released their debut EP, a seven-track EP called “Morning Like These” that’s full of hope.
It’s Gabriel’s first project since appearing on Season 8 of The Voice.
And it features a pair of excellent singles, “Shipwreck” and “Runaways.”
On his website, Gabriel says many of the tracks on the new EP stemmed from a very deep love with a past partner — “a relationship that encompassed every season of change, a beautiful storm, with these songs being the dove in the darkness.”
Gabriel and The Northern Light also turned “Runaways” into a music video, which you can check out below.
Gabriel, 26 when he auditioned for The Voice in the spring of 2015, told When the Horns Blows that the message behind the song and video is simple.
He and The Northern Light wanted to “help folks see the impact they have on other people and the world around them. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and feel alone and small and to get lost in this ‘nothing I can do really matters, so why bother’ kind of mindset.
“We have all felt that way at some point or another. Maybe this video can be a reminder of how important we are to each other.”
And so they filmed a hug train — “a ripple of love” — around their hometown of Seattle.
In addition to the website (where you can order a physical copy of the EP), you can follow Gabriel and The Northern Light through their Facebook page. On Twitter, you’ll find Gabriel at @WOLFCHILDmusic.
And it sounds like he just might be touring with Season 8 Voice champ Sawyer Fredericks again this year.
Here’s the aforementioned video, followed by a live version of the superb “Shipwrecks.”