Queer Singer Wrabel Moves Us With “11 Blocks”

"But my mind won't stop, it's just 11 blocks."

Recording artist Wrabel first gained notoriety in the music scene for his 2014 collaboration with Afrojack called “Ten Feet Tall,” but it’s his latest single, “11 Blocks,” that really has people talking.

The deeply personal track is a “very literal story” about the first person the openly gay artist ever fell in love with, who eventually moved 11 blocks away from him in California.

Wrabel Performs At The Farley Project's Summer Garden Fundraiser
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“I write things that I can’t necessarily say out loud or that I don’t want to say out loud. So everything is real,” Wrabel told iHeartRadio. “Emotion runs my life — unfortunately and fortunately. I think it gives me the best moments and the worst moments.”

The singer, who is currently on tour with Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammar, just released the video for “11 Blocks,” which you can watch here. And check out a live performance of the single below.

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