English-Irish singer Maverick Sabre released the single, Signs, in advance of his upcoming You Know How It Feels EP. Sabre’s EP is due for release on the 24th July.
Signs addresses the issue of overthinking. Sabre explained that the single reflects the moments in which one gets ‘lost‘ in ‘deep thought or contemplation‘. However, the overall tone of the track is one of hope. ‘Sometimes you need a sign‘, elucidated the artist , ‘to know someone else feels it too‘. The result of Sabre’s intentions is an instrumental which seems to encroach on the soul. Uplifted by the singer’s distinctive vocals, the track swells into chorus before retreating back into haunting verse. The result is four minutes and fifty four seconds worth of induced reflection and soul-searching.
The new album EP is eagerly anticipated, following the creativity that Maverick Sabre displayed in his last studio album, When I Wake Up (2019). The singer-song writer used this body of work to flex an apparently innate ability to tell stories through his music. The tales Sabre documented involved his experiences of growing up in his native County Wexford, Ireland, Grenfell and being a taxi driver. It earned rave reviews, with London In Stereo exclaiming ‘when it is good with Sabre, it is really good‘ and that ‘his voice and commitment to addressing society’s underside confirm his seat at the table‘ . Sabre described his upcoming EP as a ‘continuation’ of When I Wake Up.
Maverick Sabre has been a statesman within the British music scene since he burst onto the scene in 2012 with his album Lonely are the Brave, which boasted the rich, hope-filled, soulful hit I Need. He has collaborated with huge artists, such as Jorja Smith, Chase and Status and Professor Green. He charted with single Let Me Go in 2011 and performed in Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of War of the Worlds – The New Generation (2012), which is a concept album re-imagining H.G.Well’s famous novel. Sabre’s contribution proves his breadth of talent.
Maverick Sabre’s new single, Signs, reflects the singer-song writer’s innate ability to address social issues through song. It is a unique talent which places him on a pantheon amongst the nation’s finest lyricists. Signs addresses the mental health issue of Overthinking. It is a tough one to tackle but Sabre’s eerie vocals and writing style simultaneously evoke a sense of the topic’s seriousness and a feeling of hopeful solidarity. As an artist Sabre stands out through his more soulful tracks, which provide fans with a metaphorical hand to hold and shoulder to cry on.