Sabbir Nasir teams up with Apeiruss for his new single ‘Drowning’. The Bangladeshi musician, poet and philosopher has made a name for himself in his native country and is now going global with the new single. Teaming up with Ian Urbina and his The Outlaw Ocean project, a project aimed at raising awareness of the crimes that occur out at sea, a portion of the revenue from the new single will be given to the cause.
Having made a name for himself as a soulful folk artist, Sabbir has since been experimenting with a variety of music styles. His personal journey from Konya of Turkey to the Himalayas saw him encounter spiritual masters from different paths helped him find his connection between nature and himself. Trained by two British and one American Vocal Coach, he developed his style and began to write songs which addressed the unfairness in society, oppression against minorities, women and children and other humanitarian issues. The new single ‘Drowning’ is a prime example of this style of writing.
Opening with swelling, washy synths and airy vocal samples, Drowning quickly sets the tone for the EDM-Pop track to a follow. A heartfelt, emotive track which discusses the human race’s evils, the track builds into a dance beat with a moving, funk infused bass line and subtle guitar lines as Sabbir repeats the words ‘I’m Drowning With You’.
Speaking on the new single Sabbir said: “It’s a scream from the depth of the heart, a protest, an invitation to stop all the evils on water and land, including Human Trafficking, Child Prostitution, and many other crimes happening across the borders. Over the serene, large Ocean the pirate ships are the carriers of evil. We get drowned into the water. It’s a call :All engulfing evil against children and human will no longer be tolerated. So It’s a cry, it’s a frustration, a protest and a call for action. In the voice, the calmness of the ocean and the rebel’s scream were mixed in a deliberate, authentic way.”