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Maverick Sabre on his rise to stardom
The young Irish star talked candidly to Hot Press...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 10 Aug 2012
Current Hot Press cover star Maverick Sabre has been talking to Celina Murphy about his remarkable rise to prominence.
“There was a couple of moments that were a bit mad,” he says reflecting on the past 12 months. “I was at the Brits and Florence from Florence + The Machine came up to me and was singing ‘Let Me Go’, which was a bit weird, but I don’t like all that celebrity status and all this crack. I’m just a young lad from Wexford that’s writing tunes and making music that he loves to make, and playing with a band that he loves to play with, and wants to say something through his music and wants to show up issues within society that I feel need to be spoken about, whether they be political, social or within myself… and that’s it. I’m a fairly simple lad with a simple thing to do in my mind, in life, and that’s through music, so I don’t really take any of that on board.”
Although claimed Katie Taylor-style by certain sections of the UK media, Maverick is fiercely proud of his New Ross roots.
“I’m an Irish musician,” he states. “The music I write is for myself, a young Irish man, so I will always represent Irish people first within my music. I try and always push that in every interview I do, in every country I’m in, I will always push Irish music and Irish hip hop, because we are, as is the rest of the world, a country that’s going through a lot of issues at the minute, economically and socially, especially as young people. “We don’t really have that many role models speaking out for young Irish people, so any part I can play in supporting Irish youth as a whole, I will do that always through my music.”
Lonely Are The Brave may still be selling by the truck-load, but Mav is already thinking about the follow up.
“If the next album becomes a whole acoustic album, it is what it is,” he ventures. “The music comes out, I can’t change, I can’t force the music out of me. Whatever music that’s recorded, that is on record, has come out of me at some point. I’ve got a fairly romanticised view on making music, you know? I just want everything to come from the heart and not say too much about it.”