Filed under: Editor Picks | Tags: Brazilian Girls, Editor's Picks, Pour Toi Mon Amour, Sabina Sciubba
PREVIEW: STREAM Sabina Sciubba and Pablo Saavedra’s “Pour Toi Mon Amour”
I met Brazilian Girls’ lead singer Sabina Sciubba in 2008. The band performed a free show celebrating the release of their album New York City at the Apple Store in SoHo. After the show I gathered the courage to awkwardly tell her that I want to be her. She was very appreciative.
When you speak Italian, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English, it’s almost a given that the music you create is probably going to be as diverse as you. But while Brazilian Girls are musically varied, they succeed without compromising authenticity. Listening to any of their albums — many of which combine tango, reggae, house, jazz, and electronic — is akin to glamorously jet setting around the world in under an hour.
After not hearing any band-related news since New York City’s release last summer, I Myspace stalked. My curiosity paid off, because I discovered lead singer, Sabina Sciubba’s personal Myspace, which includes some of her side projects. It’s like Brazilian Girls unplugged — a little less electronic, a little more acoustic.
The video accompanying “Pour Toi Mon Amour” conveys utter serenity, as Sabina and her lover strip down on a secluded beach and share a French duet — a far cry from Brazilian Girls’ usual posh lounge vibe. But Sabina’s signature multilingualism and seductiveness are still very much intact, and I still very much want to be her.
— Carly Wolkoff, Managing Editor