We Belong, the debut album by producer-turned-solo artist Gawvi, is the kind of feel-good soundtrack we need to counter the alienating and divisive rhetoric of our times.
Gawvi’s new electro pop/hip-hop/Latin-infused album, We Belong, runs 53 minutes and includes 14 tracks, leading off with the hypnotic “Rock N Roll” (featuring Elhae) and infectious drum-laden and synth-centered “God Speed” (with Andy Mineo and KB). There are nearly a dozen features from various artists representing a breadth of flavors that almost any listener can vibe with on We Belong.
Besides delivering plain good lyrics and fresh, inviting beats, there is an authenticity to We Belong as a carefully-crafted body of work intended to have a certain impact.
Gawvi (born Gabriel Alberto Azucena) is the award-winning producer behind numerous hits from Reach Records artists such as Lecrae and Andy Mineo.
“I’m like, the (label’s) first pop/EDM guy,” he told me weeks before We Belong‘s release.