In honour of our Best Of British week, today’s From The Vault pick is an all-time UK classic, ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle.
By unleashing this single as her debut during Spring 1993, the songbird (then 23) achieved something every artist wishes for with their first effort: scoring a hit song that would not only be a fixture in your homeland, but which one would garner recognition the world over.
Indeed, the rousing mid-tempo reached the top spot of the UK Singles Charts, but it also went up to the second position of the Australian Singles Charts, it climbed to #11 in France and peaked at #26 on the US Billboard Charts. It’s accompanying album ‘Find Your Way’ was also a blockbuster success.
Gabrielle is yet another case, point, example of the brilliance the Britannia has to offer. From her unique look (see: eyepatch) to her distinctive vocal and songwriting ability, she was (and very much is) a world-class talent. A fact not shaken nor stirred by the contained nature of her success.
We hear the singer’s sixth album is near completion and we for one can’t wait!