Hailing from Vienna, Austria, the multi-instrumentalist and producer Sabolious teams up with the jazzy vocal stylings of Thera P. for their latest single and music video, "The Secret."
Exploring a variety of sounds and genres within his music, Sabolious found himself immersed in the vibes of reggae, hip-hop/trap, world music, and electronic. Now establishing his record label Anaves Music, Sabolious is eager to record and promote various artists worldwide.
Teaming up with vocalist Thera P. for their latest single and music video, "The Secret," Sabolious soaks us in a mesmerizing and refreshing atmosphere through his dancehall/jazzy approach and Thera P.'s captivating vocal stylings. Through the song's minimalist and conceptual music video, listeners are able to get to know the faces behind the sweet sounds.
Diving into the music video for Sabolious' single, "The Secret," we're met with an intro shot of vocalist Thera P. in front of a turquoise backdrop, serenading us with nothing but a microphone. As her red lips and red hair keep us locked on Thera P.'s soulful performance, she continues to leave us in awe of her broad and jazzy vocal stylings that are all the more complemented by the groovy and island-esque production/instrumentals from Sabolious as well as Monsieur Knabberdub and Three Lake Music, who both contributed remixes of Sabolious' original track.
There's truly a diverse range of sounds/approaches within this single, as Sabolious and Thera P. leave us bobbing along with the mid-tempo drums and warm sonic feel. With the addition of Sabolious' soulful saxophone grooving its way through the track, we land upon the outro where Thera P. continues serenading us with her warm and flavorful tones.
Catch Sabolious' latest collaboration with Thera P. for their single/music video, "The Secret," available on YouTube and all digital streaming platforms.
We're feeling nothing but lifted after watching your recent music video for "The Secret." Why did you want to create a music video for this flavorful single?
Thank you for the praise. Well, nowadays it is almost impossible to have a successful release without a video. It is very essential to have some visual content. Especially for a young record label like my own, Anaves Music, it is a suitable way to recruit new followers and fans. People just want to see and get to know the respective artists behind the music. If you have catchy videos, they will start to follow you. Besides, I love to be creative with different media, be it music, film, or photography.
What was the shooting process like for the music video "The Secret?" Did you need to execute a couple of takes to reach your end goal?
It was really fun, but also quite intensive. In collaboration with cinematographer Zoran Beronja, who is a great creative individual within the photo and film sector, some beautiful, as well as intimate shots, have been made. Eventually, we had so many takes that it almost became confusing for me to cut the video. What I like the most is the concept of the medley video. With a medley, you are able to showcase more than one song, an opportunity to even present your release in a more interesting approach for the viewers. And I personally think that we had done a great job by doing so. All versions of “The Secret” (including the two remixes) are illustrated in the clip and the result is very entertaining.
What was it like collaborating with Thera P. for your single and music video "The Secret?" Is this your first time working together?
Although Thera P. and I once played a live show together back in 2012, “The Secret” is our first official collaboration. Our link has just been re-established in late 2020 when I was looking for a singer for the instrumental of The Secret’s original version, which I produced in 2020. For a long time, I have had Theresa (Thera P.) on my mind and I am glad we managed to come together again. She has such an amazing and unique voice, very soulful with a bit of huskiness. I just love it. Apart from that, she is also an inspiring human being in many ways.
How do songs like "The Secret" help listeners get to know your sound and style better? Do you usually create such groovy, dynamic, and island-esque music?
On my label, I want to present different genres and styles. In collaboration with exceptional producers, musicians, and engineers, attempts are made to think beyond boundaries and detect an explosive mixture of sounds. The same goes for my approach as a producer and musician. Although mainly influenced by reggae, soul, and bass music, I always try to stay open to new things.
What's next, for you?
There are quite a few releases in the pipeline, not only under the name of my producer/saxophonist alias Sabolious but also on my record label Anaves Music. Fortunately, there are even two songs with Thera P. in the making. I am already looking forward to presenting these to you. Besides, the video clip of The Secret is the first one of our new series 'Anaves Music Showcase'. There will be more visual content under that name on our Anaves YouTube channel. Just follow our social media accounts and stay updated!