Marie Naffah's new release 'Gabriel - The Gospel Edition' is out now!
‘Gabriel’ was inspired by a chance encounter Marie had outside an empty church in Sussex.
‘I don’t really talk to strangers, which is stranger than it sounds’
‘I was disenchanted, dealing with writer’s block and searching for something. I found immense comfort talking to this stranger, Gabriel. We had a surprising amount in common, and before long he was sitting at the piano, playing everything from jazz to Joni Mitchell. I was moved to tears. It was cinematic, poetic - somewhat spiritual. On the surface what seemed like a nice serendipitous moment, gradually elevated into some kind of ‘cosmic intervention’ I suppose. Regardless of the source, it was exactly what I needed at that point of time and it gave me hope – that’s the message I want to give people right now. Hope in an uncertain time.’
This version was recorded at Abbey Road Studio with a 12 person gospel choir and a 3 piece horn section. Listen and watch this amazing song come to life on this epic day.