A new artist making waves on the scene is Sabree, a soulful and sassy Jamaican singer. A multi-genre talent, Sabree fuses elements of jazz, pop, reggae and dancehall to create a unique R&B sound that has become her signature style.
KingstonToLA recently caught up with Sabree to get to know more about Jamaica's rising star.
KNG2LA: Give us a backstory on yourself as an artist. Tell us, who is Sabree?
Sabree: I graduated last year from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where I got my Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz and Popular Music Studies. To date, I released four singles that are on my YouTube page. My most recent single “Betta“ is now streaming on most digital platforms. Music has always been my passion, as a little girl I sang on the school and church choir and would always enter talent competitions. One thing that people don't know about me is that I am a foodie. Lol. I think I am almost as passionate about food as I am music. Food is just amazing. P.s I'm not talking about junk food.
KNG2LA: What’s the most important message you want people to take away from your music?
Sabree: My aim is to inspire women to be their true self, follow their dreams and never settle for less than they're worth.
KNG2LA: Do you feel like you have an advantage or disadvantage making music in Jamaica?
Sabree: I often hear my music has an international sound which I think is true based on the genres I choose to fuse to create it. However, I am 100% Jamaican so that is definitely an advantage. I admire artistes like Chronixx who are out there keeping Jamaican music on the map and like him I simply trying to create music that appeals to people globally since music is universal. The disadvantage I would say lies in the amount of resources local talents like myself and others have at their disposal where marketing or branding is concerned.
KNG2LA: What's your favorite part about making music in Jamaica?
Sabree: The fact that I get to do it with my friends and former classmates who are musicians as well. When we all get together and create, it's always a beautiful thing because we have so much chemistry
KNG2LA: What’s your creativity mantra?
Sabree: The fear of dying and not pursuing my dreams. This is what keeps me motivated.
KNG2LA: What can we look forward to in 2018?
Sabree: You can expect to see my new single “Betta” topping the charts as well as the release of a new project that I am working on.
Listen to Sabree's single "Betta" here on KingstonToLA:
*Featured photograph by @alchemicphotography1 via Instagram.