Sayed Sabrina’s voice is unlike any other, thrilling her audiences across the globe. She can hit notes that others only dream about; with ease and power; she is a force to be reckoned with. Sabrina is extremely proud of her new project, “Thou Art That,” slated for a summer release on August 8.
Many legendary players share in this debut: Bobby Watson (Rufus, Michael Jackson), Sarah Morrow (Dr. John, Ray Charles), Gary Herbig (Elvis, Tower of Power), Carlos De La Paz (Cid, Mandrels), Mitch Manker (Ray Charles) and Bryan Head (Dick Dale, Roger Hodgson). This colossal studio album promises to climb up the blues, rock, jazz, and soul radio charts.
The super-talented Sayed Sabrina multi-tasked on this project. She played the piano on all tracks, and was responsible for composition and lyrics on every song. She also produced the entire album.
The first single, “Goodie Two Shoes,” has a gritty brass based backbone with a heartfelt message that is what everyone needs to hear in our entitled society. It will be hitting radio later this month. The second release, “The Pedestrian,” demonstrates edgy vocals, with street-smart lyrics that are comical, curious and exciting. This song will really make you think.
Sayed Sabrina’s previous release, “Big Boy Blues,” was a huge international success and is currently in its 3rd printing. Not a stranger to performing, Sabrina has played on the same bill as B.B. King, Los Lobos, Jimmy Cliff, Dr. John, Leon Russell and Tower of Power to name a few. She is a consummate entertainer and with her blazing vocal prowess, that is both fiery and enchanting, she always leaves her fans wanting more.
The album release party for “Thou Art That” will be at the popular Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, located at 28912 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills, CA, on September 5, 2019. The album will be available on all digital platforms, as well as CD and vinyl, on August 8, 2019.
Sayed Sabrina’s sound has been compared to Shakira, with Janis Joplin sprinkled in for good measure. She is her own unique messenger, spreading her music, her way.
In a recent interview, she opened up about a number of things; including how her father inspired her, her personal message, music mentors and more. :
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
SS: My birth inspired me to sing, I remember being born. My father sang and had the most beautiful, stunning gorgeous voice in the entire universe. His voice inspires me to this day; it is in my heart and soul whenever I sing.
What message do your songs convey?
SS: My songs hopefully convey the message of tolerance and love. Of intolerance to those that would hurt another. I didn’t plan on making a protest album; it just turned out that way. I write what comes to me, what I’m feeling. I write a lot of love songs too, they’re actually all love songs. You could call it an inspirational album, but a lot of the time when folks hear the word “inspirational” they think it’s going to be religious or something. I am not religious, I believe in no religion. I believe in kindness, truth, science and historical fact. I worship my family.
Are you working on new music?
SS: I write all of the time, nonstop. I am always writing something. I don’t call it work. It’s what I’ve always done. It helps my psyche. I’m an artist, not a musician really. I think of my songs as my diary, I have many songs. I am already started on my next album, and have enough material for several.
Who are your music mentors?
SS: My biggest mentor is my Father, then my childhood school choir teacher, Adele Bloom. A mentor is someone that helps give you encouragement along the way. They do what it is you’d like to aspire to do. For me to be honest, the only two people in my life that ever encouraged my singing were my Father and my choir teacher. My first solo album with my originals only happened because of the push of a dear friend that has passed on from this dimension, Ray Hernandez, drummer, he was known from the band BB Chungking and the Screaming Buddha Heads.
Where do you see your music going in the future?
SS: I see my music withstanding time. Maybe not all of it, however, it’s a dream of mine to have people moved by my songs long after I’m gone, like a Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Etta James, truly timeless.
For more about Sayed Sabrina, go to www.sayedsabrina.com or visit her on Instagram at @sayedsabrina