Sabrina Song channels peace and reconciliation with her new gloomy and intricate ballad, "Doors."
Citing influences from songstresses like Mitski, Lucy Dacus and Carole King, Sabrina Song has a sound that carries the same sense of theatrical melodrama from the artistry of Florence + The Machine, maybe even a bit of Caroline Polachek. Mellow but metallic at the same time, Sabrina Song's voice feels like a smooth cup of morning coffee. Much of "Doors" feels like a mountain stream, steady but full of detours and surprises at the same time.
In the track, Sabrina Song recalls specific moments from the past, going as far as a bad concert night when she was only 15. "Only I know what it feels like / Playing all my cards right / And being burnt again," she sings while replaying her feelings with a clearer perspective. In "Doors," Sabrina Song leaves plenty of space in her lyricism and even more past grudges and blames out of the present narrative. Instead, she focuses on the necessity of slowing down and outgrowing bad habits.
She saves much of the chaos and discomfort for the eerily beautiful music video. In mundane scenes recreating a stage-play high school experience, Sabrina Song cries glitter tears and dances with rigidity. Like her lyricism, she leaves questions for viewers and listeners to ponder and imagine at their own discretion.