England-based artist Maverick Sabre is a multi-genre rapper, singer, and artist who recently joined TEAfilms in the studio for a session. Sabre performed two “stripped back” songs — and original off of his newest release “Innerstanding,” and a cover. Sabre said in the behind the scenes video of the shoot that “I always feel like I connect with people a lot easier and a lot quicker and a lot more direct when it’s stripped back.”
“Lay Your Head” opens up with some beautiful acoustic guitar that really brings out the strength in Maverick Sabre’s voice. It reminds me a little bit of Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish’s voice circa the 90s — it goes very well with acoustic and laid back tracks, but it has a layer of rock in it. In a world of autotune and pop music taking over the charts, I’m not sure if I’ve heard a voice this unique in a long time. “Lay Your Head” provides heartfelt lyrics to a lover “lay your head on me / trust you will find a little peace.” I swear that this song will be stuck in your head for days in the best way.
His cover of Glen Cambell’s “Wichita Lineman” is slightly more upbeat than his original. Sabre told TEAfims that a friend first showed him the song a few years ago and he “fell in love with the tune.” Sabre brings a lot of feeling and passion to the song, even if he might not relate to its lyrics “I need a small vacation / but it don’t look like rain.” The song itself showcases Sabre’s vocal ability in a raw and honest way. This cover was definitely a great addition to his live session and I hope that he incorporates it into his future live shows.
Overall, I was very impressed with this live session. I can’t wait to see what Maverick Sabre brings us in the future!
Article by Kaitlyn Midgett