It’s been seven years since Maverick Sabre first arrived on the UK scene as a fresh-faced Irish (but London born) rapper with a brassy singing voice. Championed by Plan B, his music drew a line between the Irish, American and UK rap scenes he grew up on and the timeless blues and trad Irish music of his family’s heritage. His debut album, Lonely Are The Brave, was a roaring success, arriving at #2 on the UK album charts and going on to sell over 250,000 copies.
Since then he has undergone a bold and inventive evolution as an artist, into a visionary and melodic songwriter capable of telling eternal stories that critique the world around him with a shrewd eye. His new album ‘WHEN I WAKE UP’ is dreamy and psychedelic at times, whilst also feeling haunting, gritty and rock inspired. Independently released, the new record is an acutely personal and poignant body of work from the respected songwriter and artist and includes powerful features from JORJA SMITH and CHRONIXX.