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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Auckland based musician Sabreen Islam recently unveiled her new single, Glow. The indie-pop release was selected as a semi-finalist in last years International Songwriting Competition, which saw over 26,000 entries.

Produced by Will Henderson, the bright track sees the singer foray into more pop based sonics, following on from her previous indie-folk based singles Can’t, Let Me Dream A While and Summer Romance. Bringing sweet vocals and dreamy melodies, Glow navigates the tumultuous ride of young love, taken straight out of a rom-com. With storytelling lyricism, the singer paints a vivid tale, playing out atop 80’s drenched synths and effervescent soundscapes. We’ll just be sitting here waiting for Netflix to add Glow to their next teen rom-com.

Speaking of the track, the singer shares: Glow is a song about loving as an adventure. For those who fall by accident and then can’t imagine ending up anywhere else. It’s one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written and I can’t wait to share it with the world after so long!!”.

Inspired by the likes of Hozier, Conan Gray and dodie, Sabreen Islam brings the makings of poetic lyricism to her releases. In 2019, her debut collection of poetry, Spring Clean, peaked at #4 in Oceanian Poetry and #1 in Children’s Poetry on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. Throughout her budding music career, the singer has taken to the stage at Auckland’s Others Way Festival and GRRRL FEST 2021, and worked alongside Jamie McDell. With a string of singles set for release throughout 2021, Glow is just the first taste.

Glow is out now! Listen to the track below.


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