Sabrina Chap‘s brilliant new album, Postcards from the Rearview Mirror, is a coming-of-age radio musical. Weaving prophetic monologues, theatrical soundscapes, and 10 songs, it tells the story of two queer teens who escape the violence of their homes for the bright lights of Hollywood. I sat down with Sabrina to talk about her process, her passion, and how she used an unfamiliar instrument to access a different songwriting style. I had an absolute blast with this conversation!
Sabrina Chap is a Brooklyn based songwriter, composer and performer. She’s got classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Diller and the voice of a whiskey angel. Described as ‘Rousing!’ by the New Yorker, her sets are a ragtime stompin’ good time, full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good songwriting.
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Own This Town – Sabrina Chap
Red Heart – Sabrina Chap
Photo of Sabrina Chap by Kristopher Johnson
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Can relate to Sabrian’s feelings on Spotify. Never been a fan of that platform. Whatever medium you’re working in (music, podcasts, etc.), it’s probably still better to be there than not be there. The key with all of these platforms is not to rely solely on them. Related: Bandcamp rules.
“Red Heart” is a really good song.
I totally agree! It’s sort of a necessary evil, as much as I want to take all my toys and go home from Spotify, it’s probably best to stay there.
Thanks, as always, for listening!