Sabriel (pronounced shä brē el), is a Las Vegas based singer, songwriter and producer whose goal is to explore vulnerability through her music. Her seductive neo-soul soaked sounds and unique, whimsical image are like nothing you’ve seen or heard before.
Her latest single “Fox in the Henhouse” narrates the feeling of betrayal caused by a seemingly trustworthy person. The fox finagles their way into the henhouse and bites before they are bitten. Sabriel confides, “I remember what I was feeling in my physical body when I wrote it. I was experiencing the sensation of butterflies in my stomach and it wouldn’t go away. My mind and heart were unaware, but my body was working to protect me from an emotionally harmful situation. That’s where the lyrics “I felt it in my stomach…” and “But these weren’t butterflies, they were warning signs…” came from.” Songwriting for Sabriel is almost an act of journaling, jotting down snapshots of lessons she has learnt along the way. “Fox in the Henhouse” is a reminder to recognize other people’s behavior and stay true to her own values and boundaries.
Rich in faint, throbbing synths, the sleek palette of sounds captures a rotating, slow beat and soothing, understated bass line that adds a glow of groove and soul. The track has a filtration of springing, bouncing pops that add a charismatic bleed over the song. Like a moment in time, the song seizes a thought process and the trailing emotions that follow.
“Fox in the Henhouse” is the first single off of Sabriel’s upcoming album, which will showcase a collection of reflections on her journey of self-identity and growth. Hoping to show a more vulnerable side and searching for more meaning and compassion in her new tunes, the album will be honest and raw, as she looks through new perspectives. Sabriel shares, “I want to achieve vulnerability through these songs, so that others can have a better understanding of their own experiences too.”