Miami born and LA based, where Sabrina Claudio chooses to set her anchor is definitely reflected in her music, which practically oozes vitamin D. The sun-drenched R&B on ‘Confidently Lost’ conjures images of drop-top cruises down Sunset Boulevard and hazy twilight trips up Mullholland Drive.
The E.P has been doing the rounds on Soundcloud for the last 10 months, racking up a cool 3 million and counting in the plays department. It has now been re-released to give those who didn’t know the chance to feast their ears on this young talent and claim that they actually knew about her all along.
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The sultry tones of ‘Too Much Too Late’ kick off proceedings and introduce Claudio’s seductive voice; with an atmospheric opening that gives way to head-bobbing 90’s influenced R&B rhythms. ‘Tell Me’ on the other hand pairs moody jazz tones with an electronic instrumental section; as lazy floating vocal lines and flat brush beats dance with 808s and robotic synths.
The highlight is undoubtedly the E.P’s dreamy title track, which could easily be used as an audio substitute for nitrous oxide; surrounding the listener in a spacey soundscape that fuses trippy keys, delicate guitars and beautiful cascading vocal melodies.
Originality-wise, Sabrina Claudio’s latest offering doesn’t exactly push the boat out. Every week it seems like there’s another Soundcloud success story vying for the attention of our ears with their own brand of vibe-driven alternative R&B. However the tracks on ‘Confidently Lost’ are soulful, sexy and simplistic enough to set her apart from the crowd.
Confidently Lost is out now via SC Entertainment