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Sabreen Islam - Single Review: Like A Movie

16 Nov 2021 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Auckland based young singer-songwriter Sabreen Islam has just released her follow up single to Glow in the trilogy of pop-oriented singles. Like A Movie is a track firmly aimed at the youth market "capturing the rift between romcoms and real life".

Sabreen has had a busy 18 years. Writing since childhood she self-published her collection of poetry. She was also selected as a semi-finalist in the International Song writing Competition 2020 and played Auckland's Others Way Festival in 2018.

Taking a step back from the softer sounding Indie-Folk singles of the past, Like A Movie is peppy, fresh and playful yet mellowed by piano, it is an upbeat story of hopeful love.

Easy listening, this track is modern pop with low-fi beats backed up by lilting harmonious vocals. The easy-going production style has created the perfect sound to pull it all together.

Currently Sabreen is studying at the University of Auckland whilst producing her own music. Delivering her unique sound to the world and gaining positive feedback for it.

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )
 

About Sabreen Islam

Sabreen Islam is an upcoming singer-songwriter hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, weaving her signature style with inspirations from the likes of Hozier, Conan Gray and dodie. Her last single Glow was selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2020, of which semi-finalists comprised just 9% of over 26,000 entries. She also played Auckland’s famous Others Way Festival in 2018 and has performed and worked alongside the likes of Jamie McDell. Following a trilogy of stellar indie-folk releases, Glow received numerous positive reviews and radio play upon its release, with listeners calling it ‘vibrant’, ‘dreamy’ and ‘fresh’.

A writer since childhood, Sabreen has been crafting tales through poetry, song and literature. In 2019, she self-published her collection of poetry Spring Clean through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing at the age of sixteen. Upon release, it rocketed to #1 in Children’s Poetry and #4 in Oceanian Poetry simultaneously.

At present, Sabreen is studying at the University of Auckland while writing and producing her own music. With more exciting projects on the horizon, the future is looking bright for Sabreen and her dreams that she is transforming into reality.

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