Thu 17 Feb 2022

On February 8, 2017, Melbourne singer-songwriter Gabriella Cohen performed a captivating set on Lyndelle Wilkinson’s The Afterglow as part of PBS' 2017 Drive Live. At the time, she was living on a farm in country Victoria where she was writing and recording songs with her long-time collaborator, Kate Dillon. Those who were in the live audience at PBS on that day were lucky enough to get a taste of some of the songs that would later appear on her celebrated second studio album Pink Is The Colour of Unconditional Love.

Cohen recalls that “it was a very, very hot day… Kate and I were in the midst of recording ‘Pink Is The Colour’ in Seymour. We drove to Melbourne to meet the boys and play PBS Drive Live. You know what, I think we were possibly fasting as well, which is perhaps why my recollection is hazy! I do, however, remember the thrill and the rush of playing live to radio. Thank you, PBS, for being incredibly supportive of the music I make." 

Pink Is The Colour of Unconditional Love was released in 2018 and features Cohen’s unusually refreshing twists on pop arrangements. It’s groovy, a little sentimental but also has drive and grit. In January 2022, Cohen released her third album titled Blue No More. In true Gabriella Cohen style, it’s a work that’s as musically eclectic as it is emotionally cohesive and strong. Following on from the album's release, it is a logical next step that we revisit Cohen's 2017 Drive Live performance. Tune in to The Breakfast Spread on Thursday February 17 to hear the entire set. 

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