After a long absence, Sunny & Gabe are back. It’s been a noticeable gap since they left us wanting more after 2015’s Christmas Party at Granby Theater, featuring Hampton-born D.R.A.M. in a semi-rare homecoming.
“You see, every time jump sucks an enormous amount of energy out of a person,” Sunny Gicz said, “so we’ve required a lot of rest and contemplation in between the eras.”
They’re rested and are back from time traveling to open with Men I Trust on Monday night.
“Every American wants to be/seem so busy and productive,” Sunny said, “but the being busy part is only partially true for us.”
Gicz over-estimates the duo’s sluggishness. Able to momentarily escape their time warp, Sunny & Gabe were still able to grace us with “Vacay” last year. The bubbly track is simply a sample of the “collection of treasures that we have amassed while time traveling,” as Sunny put it. Check it out.
In the meantime, they’ve kept busy. Gabriel Niles has been shooting back and forth to LA to work with legendary producer Rick Rubin on undisclosed projects.
“He’s got a lot of report and dishes out little assignments,” Niles said about working with Rubin. “That way is pretty dope.” He was able to mention working with Erykah Badu and D.R.A.M. once more, on a “pretty smooth” R&B joint.
Sunny Gicz has bopped around the city with her project dapzam, and is now “working on material with another secret band” and solo work. She gave us a generous taste of a new sound with an Opal collaboration released at the end of 2017.
“Sunny & Gabe is a phenomenon that neither one of us can control,” Sunny said. “It’s a force of its own and right now just seems to be ready to take us back out into the modern world.”
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