Let Saba Abraha Tell You A Story of Vulnerability [NEW ARTIST DISCOVERY]
Listening to Saba Abraha's music can only be described as ceremonial. Bound by no genre, Saba Abraha picks and chooses the most compelling elements of R&B, jazz, hip-hop, electronic and alternative to create her self-described style, "The Saba Sound." Utilizing a narrative approach to her music has resulted in a limited discography filled with vulnerable lyrics delivered in a holistic way.
Raised in Senegal, West Africa, Saba Abraha moved to the States when she was six years old. Unable to speak English at the time she found solace in her high school library where her love for literature began to flourish. Inspired by Lois Lowry's "The Giver," Abraha was determined to chase her creativity out of high school and through college, aspiring to become a journalist. Unaware at the time, Abraha's future plans would never come to fruition, at least, not in the sense she envisioned it.
College wasn't panning out the way Saba expected. Growing more unaware of what she wanted out of life brought her academic career to a standstill. She was nudged by the lucky few of her peers who had heard her sing and insisted she pursue music. Only a few minutes of being in a studio was enough for Saba to become overwhelmed with her newfound passion, deciding anything other than becoming an artist would not do. She would release her seven-track debut EP, How Things Fly, in early Aug. 2016.
Saba Abraha would take the next two years to hone-in on her craft. Sporadically surfacing for the occasional feature, Abraha would only release a pair of singles in 2017, "Wicked Ways" and "Intensify My Being." Pivotal moments in her career came that same year when she was asked to perform for Sofar Sounds and In Studio Live. The two D.C. based performance entities would play a major role in growing her notoriety to the surrounding DMV community. Before long, everyone in the DMV knew of or at least heard of "The Saba Sound."
Rumblings of a new Saba Abraha project wouldn't surface until the release of her single, "Pathway," in April 2018. The ethereal single highlighted a new facet of Saba's artistry and a clear sign of her growth from her 2016 debut. The following single, "Do's & Dont's," would be the last glimpse into her forthcoming EP.
Saba Abraha would release her latest EP, Sweet Mirage, in August of 2018. The EP is immersive to say the least, progressing more like the reading of a novel than an album. Saba embodied her love for music and literature to create an EP that told a story. Production by De'Jour Thomas lays the soundtrack for Saba's vulnerable storytelling and immersive experience.
Saba Abraha is paving her way into the hearts and minds of listeners around the world. Focusing on lyrics and substance, Abraha is taking a mindful path to notoriety that few are tough enough to withstand. We are only two EP's and a handful of singles into Saba Abraha's discography and yet are already certain a full-length debut will leave us in awe. Saba Abraha isn't an artist you should look away from anytime soon.