SC Entertainment’s soulful songstress Sabrina Claudio has mastered the art of seduction.
Her voice time warps you to the musical past of thoughtfully woven lyrics – back to when you needed raw talent to survive in the industry. Her lush debut EP Confidently Lost proves she’ll only be standing under the intimate lights of underground venues temporarily. New York City’s sold out, dimly lit Mercury Lounge experienced her love drunk sound.
Under eerie red lights, Claudio’s slim figure and larger-than-life hair curved as boldly as her vocal range. Mass Appeal logos on music memorabilia floated around the room, but it was hard to take your eyes off the rising star. Her sultry vulnerability lured the audience in on songs like, “Tell Me,” but quickly faded when her band wasn’t in sync with one another. “Start it over,” she authoritatively cued.
She’s Miami-grown half-Cuban, half-Puerto Rican. Claudio’s appearance was a full-on experience. She graciously sang about the difficulties associated with millennial sexual appetites. The truth of “Runnin’ Thru Lovers” stung your consciousness. Yet, Claudio later identifies herself as the alpha in her relationship. The fan-favorite, “Too Much Too Late,” details the chase of her soon-to-be-forbidden situationship. Yes, each of her melodies stripped women a little barer.
Versatility is a lost talent. As love is war, Claudio represents both command and surrender. Her mesmeric 90s-filled expression has accumulated several million digital spins. She’s determined to become a household name. We’re going to stay glued to the stereo for the next big thing.