Five Questions With SABRE

Toronto, ON-based Californian expat SABRE is back with a  60s aesthetic inspired music video for her single, “Peace and Love”. The single was recorded in Toronto and plays with elements of R&B, hip-hop, and jazz.

“The flow is completely different than anything I’ve put out,” SABRE explains “I wrote all the lyrics to the song in about 20 minutes. The producer, LaFlamme, was figuring out the arrangement. The production was essentially live off the floor. Beatox and I layed our vocal tracks simultaneously. We walked away kind of mind blown, like what have we just created here? What genre is this? It just feels like future sound to me.”

As for the message behind “Peace and Love”, SABRE brings the listener a simple but important  message of the track’s namesake

“Essentially, I wrote “Peace and Love” thinking about the love side- when I’m on the road or creating, I have to find peace as an artist within myself because things change on a dime and relationships are on the line. Sometimes, I fall short cause I’m human, but all I need is peace and love by the end and I’m happy.”

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hello Everyone! I’m SABRE. I reside and create music in Toronto by way of California. I’ve been between Toronto and LA since I was a kid. I’ve been a songwriter for major labels and started taking my own path to artist development. I’m all about self-love, and positivity. Just a girl who wishes for the world.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My music leans into R&B with a ton of soul, hip-hop, and jazz influences. My writing style is super experimental. Sometimes I write lyrics and melodies to beats, sometimes acoustically on my ukelele. It depends on my mood, what I’m going through or inspired by at the time.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance? 

I front an all-original funk and soul band called Paper Parachutes and we perform on November 22nd and 23rd as part of Gov Fest Battle of the Bands. My shows (whether with Paper Parachutes or solo) are high energy and I always intend for the audience to have an amazing time.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Such a hard question, but my song Company because it was my first big project. The music video is pretty lit if I don’t say so myself 🙂

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

So many…Heather Russell, Milla Thyme, The Pick Brothers Band, Matthew Progress, Clear Mortifee, Junia-T, Sean Leon, LIZ LOKRE, Skye Wallace, Ice Tha One, R.Flex – I’m a big supporter of the Toronto indie scene. I curate a playlist called Toronto Fire so my fans can experience this city’s greatness. I really believe in what we’re making up here.

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