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Knapsack is the Synth Pop of 16 year old Gabriel O’Leary. This week he released his latest album, futura, and is poised to really blow up over the coming months. He recently hit 100k monthly listeners on Spotify, and the album’s lead single “Headache” has been streamed over 26k on Soundcloud. So, what is it the makes Knapsack’s music so compelling?

It has to be his unique approach to bedroom pop blending addictive beats and echoing vocals to create a compelling song structure unlike most anything else out today.

Published: September 20, 2018 |

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