Premiere: Basking in Gabriela Eva’s Jazzy, Soulful “HEY!”

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London-based singer/songwriter Gabriela Eva embraces the moment in the groovy “HEY!” – a song full of life and a deep appreciation for today.
Stream: “HEY!” – Gabriela Eva




Art becomes art when you leave it…

Relaxing is easier said than done, but sometimes life isn’t going to go as planned and we must learn to adapt, to understand, to accept, and to move on. London-based singer/songwriter Gabriela Eva embraces the moment in the groovy “HEY!” – a jazzy, soulful song full of life and a deep appreciation for today.

HEY! - Gabriela Eva

HEY! – Gabriela Eva

Well it seems, hearts are built to break
We’re only human, oh for goodness sake
And you, oh oh oh, I thought I saw you again
I met you through a friend
Thought things would turn out and then…

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering the music video for “HEY!,” Gabriela Eva’s latest single (released September 2019). A British artist with a strong message for progressive action, sustainability, and positive change, Eva debuted last year with the grooving song “Rise Up,” shortly followed by her debut EP. “HEY!” is her first release of 2019, and finds her returning with a juicy feelgood anthem full of funky warmth and sunny appreciation for life and love.

I said hey! ooh ooh
Today is not my day
I feel like running away
I can’t remember the last time
someone asked if I was okay

N,n,n,n, no bending over backwards,
can you crack a smile only for a little while

I said hey!, I said heyyyy
Gabriela Eva © Rob Watts

Gabriela Eva © Rob Watts



Directed by Eva herself, the “HEY!” music video is a wondrous one-shot video shot against a beautiful natural landscape at sundown. “I always wanted to design a one take video, as I found them captivating…yes this music video is one take. My plan was to create a live intimate vibe, that was creative and playful – like the movement of my guitar – to hold your attention though a simple one-take performance,” Eva tells Atwood Magazine. “I’ve been obsessed with long shots for years. The moody sky and slightly dulled colours reflect the mood of the lyrics, ending on a positive with a clear sky and a yellow smoke bomb. We used a ‘film’ effect to give it a vintage feel for that stable edge and the beautiful mirroring frame, suggests the idea of a magical place, in Leyton. We had a lot of fun choreographing the dance routine and it took a while to find the right dancers. I studied fashion and used to make my own garments so I’m quite particular when it comes to finding the right pieces… I love the looks from ethical fashion brand Loom Loop for her quirky Hong Kong designs and feel the look compliments my sound, utterly.”

Well it seems, we’re building art
to make, an unbreakable heart,
you are the missing counter part

And you, oh oh oh, you opened up my mind
Then you fell inside
My conscience your trying to justify

The artist continues, “Time is so precious and worth more than gold, as technology distracts us and eats up our time…funnily enough we also ran out of time shooting ‘HEY!’. The sky was entering twilight and the light fading and we took the last shot early evening with the full moon watching over us but then had some post production issues. This created gorgeous silhouettes that we fell in love with and I’ve since learnt that I’m not superwoman and need a producer in the future. But art becomes art when you leave it, so I decided not to re-shoot it and rolled with the raw take. And I love it, I hope you do also.”

Gabriela Eva

Gabriela Eva



Gabriela Eva’s career is very much beginning, and yet her music already resonates with a certain timeless charm: Beautifully honest, sweet, and moving, it’s the kind of soundtrack that lifts our spirits forever higher.

Stream “HEY!” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from Gabriela Eva!

I said hey! ooh oooh
Today is not my day
I feel like running away
I can’t remember the last time
someone asked if I was okay

N,n,n,n, no bending over backwards,
can you crack a smile only for a little while

I said hey!, I said hey!
Stream: “HEY!” – Gabriela Eva



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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com