Sabine is a girl, a woman, who knows what she wants. She wants a relationship, a proper one, the right one, and she is not going to compromise, and she won’t wait around while you get your act together
Listening to the EP I’m not sure if this is just set of songs or a fully auto biographical outpouring!
With the first track - Intertwine - Sabine is letting him know that she is ready to give this a go, to do what it takes, but you still get the feeling it will be on her terms, under her control. The song is quite pacey, almost musical theatre with drama just below the surface, helped along by a great drum track which punctuates the feeling. It is up-tempo, Pop Country, but with a strong message
Moving on to Love is Not Enough, Sabine lets us know what happens when that relationship is not right. We had a listen to this when it was released as a single. Love Is Not Enough is about a relationship that is over, a life that must go on – but without you. It is a song of hope and growth – but from a purely personal perspective, and I found that a very powerful take, but delivered in a very meaningful way
On The Edge takes up the story, with a slow, measured performance. Even when a break up is the right thing to do you can find yourself on the edge of trying again, on the edge of texting or calling…. Our strong woman is not always strong and here Sabine acknowledges that. The slow piano and understated instrumentals in this track perfectly accentuate the feeling. Whilst not normally a fan of slow tracks, this was Francesca’s favourite track on the EP and it really showcases Sabine’s voice
The EP ends with the end of this story. Maintaining the slower pace but strong emotion Under is both uplifting and heart-breaking at the same time. The production of this track really tells you that this is the end, and part of Sabine’s new beginning. She has come through and now just wants to settle in her ow mind what happened and why.
“There was a me before you, there will be a better me too”
Intertwine is not so much an ep as a life story/love story, with very clever use of tempo to reflect the stages of what was apparently a very painful relationship. But just as Sabine will emerge form that with an emotionally strong future, she emerges with this EP with a musically strong future
I hope it doesn’t take another heartbreak for Sabine to produce more music of this quality!
Intertwine is available on May 3 on all usual platforms.
Sabine can be found on Facebook, and remembering the past while looking to the future!