Gabe Cummins Premieres "King Of LA" Video + Interview

Gabe Cummins
New York based singer-songwriter and producer Gabe Cummins has just unveiled the official music video for his brand new single King Of LA. Speaking about the song and video Gabe said:
The song was inspired by the lifestyle that artists live. The constant struggles we go through, being underpaid for our art and the battle of balancing our ego with our need to perform on stage. The concept for the video came from an idea I had of wanting to walk through the streets of LA in iconic locations, as the “King of LA” would do, to interact with people of LA while doing so.
The music video sees Gabe walking through the streets of LA in iconic locations and interacting with people. Watch it below!

King of LA was self-produced by Gabe along with Gian Stone and is packed with gritty guitars and soaring synths that give a nice balance to the mix of live drums and 808 samples. The melody is highly infectious and makes the song a perfect track for the summer.

I was lucky enough to ask Gabe a couple of questions so we can get to know a bit more about him, from his musical inspirations, what he's currently listening to, favourite artists, and more. Check it out below!

I’ve read you’ve got quite a great background in music, from teaching and producing music for commercials. Can you tell us what drew you to pursue a music career?
I was definitely a nerd in high school so I had my career paths narrowed down to psychology, medicine, law, education or music. Music seemed like the most fun so that was the path I chose. Along the way I’ve done my best to use music to explore my other interests. I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to explore things like teaching. And, navigating the music business has certainly afforded me the opportunity to get my psychology and legal studies together.

What are your musical inspirations and how do they influence the way you make your own music?
From a young age I was drawn to blues music like Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Eric Clapton’s blues records so I knew that I always wanted make music that spoke to me on an earthy, soulful level. Today I