Best known as a co-founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Brazilian Girls, the debut record rediscovers Sabina’s unique voice, anthemic songwriting, and her signature multi-lingual story-telling, albeit this time within a quite different musical setting.
Born in Rome to a German mother and an Italian father, Sabina lived in Italy, Germany, then France before coming to the U.S. She lived in New York City for a decade before returning to Paris, where she now resides. Her own story is really what set the background for her sound. “I left my origins and roamed far and wide, I’ll always be a nomad I suppose, but, as weird as it may sound, whenever I was on an airplane above any other continent than Europe, I thought ‘oh, please don’t let me die here.’ I’m a real European, I want to die here,”
Toujours was recorded, produced and arranged by Sabina as well as Brazilian Girls producer Frederik Rubens. Of the recording process, Sabina notes, “Toujours was very organic. It took over a year, on and off. I only recorded when I was really inspired and I kept what I felt was absolutely necessary. I didn’t want any redundant ornamentation, never more than four elements at a time. I suppose some would call me a control freak, but on the other hand it’s completely imperfect, and low-fi, like me. I’m a control freak about keeping things dirty.” The new music is inspired by the rock and pop classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s but within more contemporary recording techniques.