Rising music sensation Sabina Beyli recently released the brand new single titled “Replace You” & I have had the chance to speak with this talented artist about her latest musical release.
Hello Sabina, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Could you start by telling us a little about yourself?
I’m a 16 year old singer and songwriter. I have already released 7 songs and I’m currently working on my EP, Good Intentions, which will be out in October/November. I’m young, a little wild, and very very passionate. There’s a lot of things I want to talk about through my music and I’m currently working on that.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
I was about 5 years old when I told my parents music is something I want to do for the rest of my life. I know, sounds bizarre… a 5 year old knows what she wants from her life? But I just always felt so passionate about music and singing, and there were many artists that inspired me to take it seriously.
Your brand new single “Replace You” is out now. Can you tell us how the inspiration behind the track came together?
The name of the song pretty much explains the meaning behind it. I got hurt in a way, and wanted to transform all those emotions into a song that basically describes how I feel. That’s the beauty of music-it’s a language that everyone understands. I also love the song “Needy” by Ariana Grande, so I used it as my inspiration for “Replace You”.
What does the song personally mean to you?
It’s so personal to me to the point where I can’t really explain too much about it. It’s about me trying to replace someone that once meant a lot to me. Yes, I know I’m only 16, but that doesn’t mean that 16 year olds don’t go through difficult and hurtful things. I need people to realize that age is just a number- you can be very young yet very mature, and vice versa. It’s important to not label a person based on a number.
How have your family & friends reacted to the song? All good I hope!
The first time my family and friends heard “Replace You” they loved it! In fact I was surprised by the amount of positive feedback it got.
Are there any more musical releases planned for the near future that you can tell us about?
My first ever EP Good Intentions will be released sometime in October/November! This EP has very unique songs, and they all sound very different from each other. My producers and I worked very hard on this mini album, and I’m counting down the days to share it with the world!
There have been a number of fans stating that they would love to see you take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Is this something that you would consider in the future?
I mean, you honestly never know what the future holds for you. Anything is possible, including me taking part in Eurovision.
What do you like to get up to in your spare time? Any hobbies?
I love to cook and bake a lot. Whenever I have free time (which unfortunately doesn’t happen very often) I bake all kinds of desserts. There’s nothing I love more than chocolate and pastries. I also love doing sports such as swimming and playing tennis.
Who is the person that inspires you most with your music?
I don’t think I get inspired just by one person. There are so many artists that were, are, and always will be my inspiration when it comes to music, but what inspires me to actually write music is the experience I gained throughout the years. Music has no boundaries so it’s very helpful to use that platform to talk about things that really matter.
If you could collaborate with any musician in the world who would it be & why?
If I could collaborate with anyone it would definitely be BTS and Justin Bieber! I don’t think it’s physically possible to love anything as much as I love them. Their hard work and passion for music is what inspires me the most. The thought of having a song with them makes me way too happy…
What is the best piece of advice that someone has given you about pursuing a career in the music industry?
To never give up and fight for what you love. Regardless of how cheesy this sounds, people will have opinions and it is important to listen to your heart and not get distracted.
Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
No matter how hard things might be at times, remember that everything happens for a reason, and you should always work on yourself to become a better version of yourself. Fight for your dreams and never doubt yourself. Everything is in your hands. Oh, and stick with me because I have a lot coming soon…
You can check out “Replace You” on Spotify below.