Sabrina Claudio is back and poised to lure us all in with her first full-length project, About Time. The Miami-born, half-Cuban and half-Puerto Rican artist effortlessly blends musical styles across the R&B, electronic, jazz, and Latin spectrums, into a dreamy soundscape of warm tones and sultry vocals.
Calling to mind other modern, seductive female R&B artists such as Alina Baraz and Jhene Aiko, Sabrina Claudio captivates listeners with breathy, sweet vocals and lush arrangements. Claudio wrote all twelve songs on the new release, proving herself an intriguing lyricist with the power to forge her own path in this scene.
Claudio brings About Time to life on the intro track, crooning, "In the life of a rose / I've lived and died a hundred times. / You watch me open, bloom, wilt, rot, and start over… / And each time / my time / measured in light… / Time, giving so much / and then taking everything away… / I wonder what beginning, what end, waits for me."
Featured artist and soon-to-be tourmate 6LACK remixed Claudio's latest single, "Belong To You," as a bonus track to the album. The music video for the original song captured fan and media attention, as its visuals revealed a theme of deep self-love, admiration and respect, disguised by devotional lyrics that most often are directed externally towards a lover.
The first single dropped in advance of the new album was the entrancing "Unravel Me." Coinciding with the LP's release, another track, "Frozen," was featured on Zane Lowe's iconic Beats 1 World Record show. Other stand-out songs off the album include Solange-esque "Natural" and orchestral ballad "Wanna Know."
The singer-songwriter first made waves with her debut EP, Confidently Lost. Found exclusively on Soundcloud initially, it was finally available on all digital streaming sites almost a year later in March 2017. Her artistry was quick to impress, and building momentum with this latest release of About Time, we can only hope that there is a lengthy career ahead of the songstress. In the meantime, for all who would love to experience the majesty of Claudio live, she will be opening for the FREE6LACK North American tour October through November 2017.
Immerse yourself in Sabrina Claudio's luxurious new About Time below: