Talented singer-songwriter Sabreen Islam, shares her single “count me out”, available now on all digital stores.
BEHIND THE SCENES, LET’S KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST: Twenty-year-old Sabreen Islam is a singer-songwriter hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. With her tuneful, catchy melodies, confessional and deeply personal lyrics, Sabreen has captivated live audiences across her native New Zealand and is now ready to share her music with the world. Her single ‘Glow’ is a pop earworm created with Auckland pop producer Will Henderson, and was selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2020, which comprised of just 9% of over 26,000 entries. After supporting artists including NZ’s pop sensation in live shows and earning comparisons to artists such as and , Sabreen Islam is an artist to watch in the coming years as she prepares to share her music with the world.
In regard to the inspiration behind the track, she said: “There’s a story about ‘count me out’ — someone I love was stood up on their first date with someone they really liked, and were absolutely heartbroken. I remember being so furious on their behalf that I marched downstairs to my piano and wrote ‘count me out’. It’s such a fun little song and it’s my message to her and anyone else that you deserve better — you deserve someone who will actually show up for you!”
She continues: “When I wrote it, I had a very specific vision in my mind about its production and aesthetic, but at that point I was unsure if I’d be able to pull it off; I couldn’t afford a producer, and I didn’t have a label or a team behind me. I still don’t have either of those things, but since I wrote it I’ve developed my own skills as a producer and manager of my own career and I’m so proud that it sounds like something that seventeen-year-old me would be proud of. It’s such a fun song and I have wonderful memories attached to it, so seeing it out in the world is amazing. And the muse of the song likes it too!”
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