Urban Magazine June 2017 - Page 68

Songstress Goapele exudes a calm serenity relative to her Bay Area roots. With the poise of a regal Queen, her thoughts flow freely from current events, to who she is as an artist. She commands attention through her timeless talent and humility. Pay attention as she drops a masterpiece with her new album Dreamseeker and valuable gems on navigating through life. You tell a story through your lyrics using romantic relationships and social consciousness—is there a specific life experience that influenced your latest project? I think Dreamseeker is more like a snapshot of different moments-- and just wanting to create a balance out there of who I am. I hold a certain place in music as a woman and a whole person. I feel like I am reintroducing myself as an artist. URBAN | 68