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EXCLUSIVE: Sabrina Orial explains why she wants to work with Filipino rapper Shanti Dope

Sabrina Orial recently got the chance to work with an Indonesia-based band called Samsons.



4/24/2019 10:28 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Sabrina Orial explains why she wants to work with Filipino rapper Shanti Dope

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Sabrina Orial—better known just as Sabrina—decided to explore her sound after years of doing covers, specifically going around to promote her collaboration with an Indonesian band called Samsons.

“I’ve been going around starting promoting ‘Stay As You Are kasi kakatapos lang namin. Well, last year pa namin sinulat yung song pero yung start ng year nag-shoot na kami ng music video. So ngayon kasi dinidisseminate na namin yungStay As You Are,’” she said in an exclusive interview with PUSH. 

Sabrina revealed that the reason she decided to veer away from doing covers is to unleash her full potential in songwriting. She added that she also gets to contribute original work to the local music scene while getting the opportunity to introduce herself overseas at the sme time. 

Masaya kasi sakto yung love acoustic kong series na all covers, clinose na yun eh. Love acoustic 10.2 na. So 10 albums so good na. So we want to level up and give something new to the people so nilalabas yung songwriting ko para maka-contribute din sa OPM [na] original tapos napakasaya pa kasi Indonesian sila meron silang ibang input na like yung melody. Ginamit naming instruments, sila yung nanggaling yun sa kanila,” she stated.

Describing the sound of her new music, she said: “Sakin, akala ko EDM mejo may pagka electronic kasi. Kakaiba talaga eh ‘yung Samsons. They’re used to doing acoustic na band so this time sabay kaming lumabas ng comfort zone namin. Tunog electronic na parang electropop.

Gusto ko talagang magkaroon ng duet with Shanti Dope. ’Di ko nga alam eh. In love ako dun sa song niyang ‘Nadarang’ tapos gusto ko ‘yung the way he raps and ayun gusto ko ako yung singing part tapos siya mag-rarap. Like yung ginawa ni Aikee before, ‘yung ‘Dota o Ako.’ So gusto ko ng kakaiba. You wouldn’t expect me na nagcocover kasi in love ako with R&B so gusto ko rin ngayon mag contribute naman sa ‘yung new wave of R&B ngayon ‘di ba? Ang lakas lakas ng opm na R&B, hip-hop,” she stated.

Sabrina, who is signed under MCA Universal Music Inc., reiterated that she remains hopeful on the possibility of having a collaboration with Shanti Dope despite the latter belonging to local label Universal Records, saying: “’Yun nga ang hindi ko alam. Lagi ko ngang sinasabi, I want to have a duet with Shanti Dope.”

Asked what’s in store for her this 2019, she answered: “We just finished recording ‘yung new single. Siyempre hindi na album album ngayon eh. Single single na for digital release. Ano ba hint? ‘90s [sounding] music.”