Being sucked into a world of emotions through sensual harmonies stacked on beautiful combinations of soulfully played keys is how you would feel after listening to Sabrina Claudio’s discography.
Authentic. Intimate. Sensual. The LA-based singer’s signature musical taste heavily reigns through her sophomore studio album, Truth Is.
Claudio released Truth Is on Oct. 4, following up on the successful release of her 2018 debut album, No Rain, No Flowers.
“Usually the inspirations for all of my songs come from different stories or different conversations that I’ve had with people in my life. I rarely write from personal experiences,” Claudio said, during an interview with The Morning Show.
She writes through the experiences of her family and peers, but the way she delivers messages through her music feels like it’s true to her life experiences. She said in a 2018 interview with Ebro Harden that she sees herself as a storyteller.
Truth Is starts off with a slow and sultry vibe with the track Take One To The Head. It sets the mood for the rest of the album.
She tackles many different situations that happen throughout life. In Truth Is, a song co-written by Julia Micheals, Claudio discusses not being able to communicate how you truly feel about someone because of the fear of “getting too deep.” In her melancholic ballad, Hurt People, she sings about how trying to love someone while you’re broken can negatively impact another person.
She brings sass to the album with the confidently written song Me In Her. In this song, she questions an ex-lover, “Was it a mistake that you find someone whose body favors most of mine?” She goes on to reassure her ex-lover that he will never find another her.
Claudio has always written alone on her past albums, but on this album cycle, she decided to allow herself to grow through the collaborations of songwriters and producers on the album.
“These people really had such an effect on me. I was trying to figure out how I could thank them in a way where they would know how much they changed me,” Claudio said about the collaborators on Truth Is.
The cover art features the faces of the people Claudio collaborated with on Truth Is, including Julia Micheals and Zayn Malik. She said in an interview with The Morning Show that collaborating with songwriters was one of the best decisions she has made for her career.
Claudio is currently headlining her North American tour that will end on Nov. 8. Her album, Truth Is, is available on all streaming platforms.