The voice of genre-defying Sabrina Carmen has been described as “sultry,” buttery,” and “pillowy like a feather waltz.” Combine that with cinematic vibes and moody soundscapes, and you find her own brand of alternative dream pop.
After deferring her acceptance into the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting, Sabrina was cast in her first feature film, “Elena Undone,” which premiered at Outfest in 2010. In addition to playing a supporting character in the movie, Sabrina wrote and recorded “Suddenly,” an original song that was featured in the film and on its soundtrack. Years of honing skills have led her to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Youngblood Hawke & Thirty Seconds to Mars, record vocals for the Thirty Seconds to Mars album “LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS,” sing background vocals for Janelle Monáe in a national Gap holiday commercial, and sing on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Sabrina’s voice can also be heard on many commercial voice over campaigns, for brands/companies such as: Universal Studios, Kaiser Permanente, Pizza Hut, SoCal Gas, The Container Store, Johnnie Walker & T-Mobile.
From 2015 to early 2020, Sabrina went under the moniker “MadLyn” in honor of her mother who passed away from breast cancer, dubbing this era of her music: “The MadLyn Project.” During this artistic period, she released a series of songs and corresponding music videos which collectively, have surpassed 400k views, and found their way to radio charts. In addition to taking on her mother’s name during this period, she also created, hosted, & performed in the on-going breast cancer fundraising music event, The Siren Song, in association with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
Sabrina’s single ‘Hush’ marks the first artistic endeavor under her own name, Sabrina Carmen. ‘Hush’ is an introspective cinematic ballad, reflecting on the COVID-19 era and what a stay-at-home order can do to an over-active mind. ‘Hush’ is for those who can relate to the battle of the 2020 brain. On October 30th 2020, Sabrina released a very special music video for ‘Hush’- she asked people to submit clips of themselves physically expressing their emotions during quarantine, and was amazed by the amount of people who wanted to share their stories. Their participation truly brought ‘Hush’ to life, as the emotions expressed in the clips pertaining to COVID-19 are felt and shared by us all.
Sabrina’s newest single ‘Dreaming Wide Awake’ was released on the 13th of August. A dreamy, moody, magical cinematic pop song, “Dreaming Wide Awake” takes listeners on an epic journey, filled with fantasy and wonder. Sabrina is intent on creating even more music within this cinematic pop sub-genre, with plans to pitch “Dreaming Wide Awake” and others for film and television.