"Gabi Doti makes brazilian-pop-contemporary music with strong personality and purpose. On the “Outra Razão” álbum, Her songs are taylormade from an international standpoint, with a stellar band, recorded at the EastWest (Los Angeles), but embedded by her natural Latin-Brazilian accent. Gabi knows how to be surprising."
Antônio Carlos Miguel
(Brazilian music journalist from the seventies. He has worked for the main Brazilian magazines and newspapers. He is Latin Grammy Academy Recording Member. He wrote books about MPB and acted as curator of series and artistic events)
One other reason (Outra Razão): this is exactly what I was looking for... January 1, 2019. I took my GS mini out (yep, my guitar!), I opened my Mac and breathed deeply. Upfront of me, two scenes: from one side, I was checking a folder with more than 500 musical ideas I've been worked on during 2 years. And, from the other one, I was starting to realize how enourmous was the challenge I would have to deal with. As independent artist, until that moment, no question that was the top one decision I had done. I decided to jump into make a record in one of the best studios in the world, outside my home country, playing with legends and working with a producer that always pursue for adding musical excellence in everything he does. But there was more about. Something had been bothering me for a couple of years that was a huge anxiety to figure it out my own musical truth. I've always believed when more we are self-connected, with fearless to face our own, more authentic is what comes up for the surface. So, it is exactly in that place our own music expresses itself. I needed to repurpose stuffs, to reshape myself, to stretch my boundaries. I needed to experience one other reason. I breathed deeply again, in between the breeze of the sea, my life passing through my eyes. I shook my head, smiled, cried and said to myself, let's work tunned on a 360 mode, there's no other way! So, 31 songs came up during the upcoming 5 months, 15 arrangements and by the end 10 songs were chosen. June, 3 2019! What a day! I woke up at Eastwest Recording, specifically at the fabulous studio 2. It was 10 am on Sunset Ave. In Los Angeles was cloudy, but inside studio everybody's vibe was like sunny. Tim was setting the guitar pedals out and Sean tuning his bass, both seated in the central room. Jamie was choosing the drumsticks. Daniel eyes were focused on the music sheet. And Matt, in the main room, was preparing the beginning of the session. From my phones, I was listening Moogie's emphatic voice saying: Recording! I asked to myself: is it that truth or a lie? The band started to play. I breathed deeply over again and shook my head. Excited, I started to sing. And so, it was just like that! Even I've not realized at all what was really happening in my mind, no question, when I listened to the first note, I was definitely living for one other reason!
And what about you? What about dare? What about allow to yourself watching, listening, having, feeling or maybe experience one other reason to live for?
So, there's no time to waste! Come on, join in! You're amazingly welcome!
Cheers and good vibes!
"Gabi put together sarcasm from her lyrics, emotional atitude and sunny subjects through diversified sounds..."
(Thiago Prata, Hoje em Dia)
"The singer delivers an amazing album for all likes."
(Anderson Nascimento, Galeria Musical)
"It is pleasant for sure from who likes of fancy pop and good music to listen to.. Outra Razão is that kind of record to be heard over and over. It was built so delicate and embedded by a tremendous inspirational mood that does not deserve to be forgotten. It does not fit with the pop mainstream is being done currently... it is radiophonic in the best sense of the word, what means, it is a kind of accessible sound that will not play at all with your intelligence."
(Fabian Chacur, Mondo Pop)
"Gabi Doti did an album that sounds global and provocative."
(Beto Feitosa, Ziriguidum)