After spending numerous years on major labels, Gabe Dixon is releasing his sophomore full-length record, ‘Turns To Gold”, independently. Dixon’s talent as a lyricist and musician shines throughout this album, and all 12 tracks offer an acoustic sound, moments of pure inspiration, and loads of passion.
The first single off the record, “Holding Her Freedom” is all of those, wrapped into one. A powerful anthem of feeling trapped in the wrong kind of love, and fighting with all you have to set yourself free.
“She’s holding her freedom, like a cage. She says they’ll never take that away. As long as I’m dreaming, my heart will be, un-broken un-shackled and free.”
Dixon’s writing is crafty, and intricate with songs such as, “Don’t Make Me”, a beautifully written, ironic love song. He would rather just stay in the moment, hold on to true love, and get it right, rather then bottle up another love that’s been lost.
“Don’t make me write a song about you, something I just don’t wanna do. I’d rather stay at loss for words, and lost in this moment with you. Up until now all I’ve ever known, is singing about how I get it wrong”
“The One Thing I Did Right” and “Flows Like Wine” keeps the mood light, and both showcase Dixon’s flawless vocal range, and highlight his perfect stability and control throughout each run.
With a soft drumbeat throughout, “If I Love You” is a lighthearted piece that warms your heart. It is sung with pride, and we are invested in this honest plea for a lifetime of love.
The second single off the record, “The Way To Love Me” featuring Natalie Prass, is a vulnerable and raw piece by the two, and a haunting mix of Prass’s gentle vocal and Dixon’s deep emotion.
”These Wheels” is one of the strongest on this record with its simplicity of a piano melody, and a perfectly orchestrated violin addition as the song builds.
With each track sending something different through the speakers, Turns To Gold wraps up with ”Live Again”, a delicate start that transforms into a bold sound and an impactful message.
“Sometimes to have to let your heart break, sometimes the right choice is so hard to make, sometimes it’s no use saving your own skin, sometimes you got to die, to live again.”
It is clear throughout this record, that Gabe Dixon pours his heart into his music. Turns To Gold is lyrically strong and honest, and a true testament to himself, and his aspirations as an artist. You cannot help but just simply feel, as he hooks you in to the emotion being portrayed in each piece. Gabe Dixon’s immense talent has earned him the support, respect and admiration from his fans and fellow musicians, and Turns To Gold is nothing short of a brilliant and well-rounded record.