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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // November 13, 2020
At only 17 years old, Sabrina Lee is certainly making a name for herself with her own brand of 21st century pop. In an impossible industry lacking Asian representation, Lee plans to be the Korean-American newcomer that inspires others to follow in her footsteps. Before 2020 ends, Lee attempts to comfort us with a refreshing new single, “Be There.”
In a year of chaos and lost connections, “Be There” serves as our reminder that some people will always be ready to aid us in times of need–just as we are for them. With straightforward lyricism, Lee refuses to beat around the bush and unleashes her feelings in “Be There.” As Lee continues to grow her discography, you’d be doing yourself a favor by adding this Virginia talent to your radar immediately.
On “Be There,” Sabrina Lee explained,
“I just really wanted to make an upbeat, lighthearted song because of everything going on right now. It’s really hard to stay motivated and stable during these times but that’s exactly when I turn to music. I’ve been listening to a lot more upbeat and happy music to distract myself and escape reality, even if it’s just for those 3-4 minutes. The lyrics for ‘Be There’ are pretty self explanatory–like when the pre chorus says, ‘and if the world stops spinning ‘round, I’ll still stick around.’ It’s kinda just relating to everything going on. The main message is that even though it seems like the world is ending, I’ll still be there for you.”