Sabine – I Didn’t Mean To (2022)

Since she took a step away from her usual soulful ballads with ‘How Do You Sleep at Night’, Sabine has hooked us to the colourful sounds of her music. Her powerful vocals are now wrapping themselves around the balanced instrumentation of ‘I Didn’t Mean To’. Through the lyrics, she tells the common story of unrequited love and packs in all the emotions this can bring.

Bringing a touch of soft rock to alternative-pop sensibilities, the single is an enthralling combination of melodic elements, soulful vocals and emotions. Through this single, Sabine will further hook you to her sound while continuing to showcase the emotive power of her musicality. If you are looking for a single that hits all the right emotive and melodic notes, then this might just be the one you want.



The delicate movement of the music that opens ‘I Didn’t Mean To’ brings a tender feeling to the single. The melody has a vulnerability to it that perfectly matches the emotions in the opening lines of the vocals. The drums are a light cascade of tones in the background of the melody while the tender tones of the other instrumentation fill the higher levels. As the single progresses, the drums get your feet tapping to their movement while that initial tender line continues to weave its way through the soundscape. There is a delicate rise and fall threaded into the melody that is so subtle as it takes you on the ups and downs of the emotions of the track.

While the melody is a balance of vulnerability, tenderness and emotions, Sabine’s vocals have a beautiful authenticity to them. In the opening verse, she carefully opens up about her emotions leading to the tender and heartbreaking plea of the chorus. Her performance is stunning as she tugs at your emotions and fills you with the understanding that the emotions are one-sided but that you are unable to stop feeling them. The single is a truly wonderful depiction of the turbulent experience of unrequited love.

Sabine tugs at your heartstrings through the beautifully emotive look at unrequited love and the other feelings this brings in ‘I Didn’t Mean To’. The melody has a delicate rise and fall that brings the ups and downs of emotions to stunning sonic life. Sabine’s vocals are tender, vulnerable and authentic as she draws you into the thoughts and pleas of the lyrics.

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