Saba Abraha - Do's And Dont's
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posted 12 Jun 2018 by Krister Axel
It's an exceptional vocal, a needed message, and a dynamic mix that combines deep electronic swing, some huge kick drum drops, and a lot of production candy.

With a fantastically agile vocal power and a personal vibrato twist that reminds me of Beth Orton, this track by Saba Abraha is a true original. There is a slinky electronic vibe underneath, but the real punch happens with the rawness of the message and the delivered emotion of the lead vocal.

The lyrical narrative is simply a call-out of the modern double standard: rich vs. poor, black vs. white, the nice neighborhood against the rest of us:

“Tell me what the rules are now
and who is above
I’m lost in the maze of the Do’s and Don’ts”— Saba Abraha

It's an exceptional vocal, a needed message, and a dynamic mix that combines deep electronic swing, some huge kick drum drops, and a lot of production candy.

Saba Abraha is a soul singer-songwriter originally from Ethiopia. She is building on the buzz created with her last release Pathway.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist