American-Icelandic singer/songwriter Gaby DeSpain riddles modern pop with a dreamy and electric blues. Raised in India and Turkey and now based in Seattle, DeSpain spent her formative years traveling Europe and Asia over. These experiences and relationships profoundly influenced her work, creating a dark-pop sound and performance style reminiscent of Billie Holiday and old Hollywood — all at once nostalgic, fluid, and sensual. Her introspective lyrical style ranges from the melancholy-wrapped catchy licks of “Settle for Skin Deep” to the depressively haunting “Dark Delight." A world weary poet, DeSpain uses her music to broaden perspectives while illuminating the commonality of all human kind.