Maverick Sabre’s Tells Lessons of Love in Don’t Forget To Look Up

To explain love in all of its iterations, Maverick Sabre released Don’t Forget To Look Up on January 28, 2022. The album follows his previous release, When I Wake Up, and recalls past relationships and what can be learned from their celebrations and downsides. He also takes a closer look on the pressures that society tends to place on couples, and how such a predicament could effect a developing relationship. After just one look over Don’t Forget To Look Up, it is easily proven that the album never has a boring moment in its sheer variety of harmonic sounds, as well as the social commentary it presents in a dazzling presentation.

“Falling” gorgeously opens the album with a symphony of heavenly voices greeting you into Sabre’s world. The single speaks of the initial moment of falling hard for someone, unable to escape their grasp, and the feeling of being swallowed whole by a love of complete adoration for another person.

“Not Easy Love” admits that perfect love is not always achievable. The unfortunate realization that something is holding back a passionate relationship, and that certain something being a simple lack of feelings for another, can be a brutal realization to be had. Sabre, in collaboration with Demae, recognizes this fully through soft tones and gentle instrumentals.

“Get By” is incredibly comforting from start to end, yet tells a tale of trying to move on from an enduring trauma. It recognizes how people get stuck in horrible situations, and have no where to go but continue to live in an uncomfortable setting. The ending of the song, however, has a dialogue that mentions that if there is anything at all to be loved in this world, it would be the people that can be trusted.

“Good Man” ponders over old ties that just cannot be sowed back together. Attempts made to patch a relationship, perhaps to fix what was off by just a little, ended up being futile. Sabre knows who he is at best, and perhaps, his best just isn’t the fixer to restore a relationship.

“Like This” takes on the genre of rap when mulling over a sense of dread that just cannot let go. The single has outstanding writing, proving Sabre’s penmanship in writing complex emotions, and turning them into warm and gentle anthems.

“Walk These Days” introduces an electric guitar sound and holds a faster pace than other tracks. There is a strong emphasis in not wanting to walk through times of intense struggle and hardship, yet there is a knowledge that it has to be done, no matter what. Life moves forward, and there is no choice but to follow.

“Middle of Eden” is sung by Sabre and Sasha Keable, and reassures a lover that they are ready at any time to get deep, with no pressure in moving too quickly. The two angelically mesh into a sound that is unforgettable, both of their voices being enough to take any person’s breath away.

“Can’t Be Wrong” is jazzy and sincere in its message. It reflects on time spent without one that you grew immensely accustomed to, and the journey it takes to completely severe the love you used to share together. The track is a slow and telling anthem that if it is peace that you desire, than it is peace that was deserve.

“Time Away” carries an acoustic feel, and reflects on the periods of life spent waiting. Whether you are waiting for the love of your life to return to you or not, the sun still rises and falls, as Sabre says himself in his lyrics, “still writing these lines to let go,” and recover from the loses that may have occurred.

“Place and Time (Never Like This)” is another acoustic piece, and Sabre uses its genre to its full potential, explaining how he misses the warmth and love of someone that was considered dearest. He is ready to be reintroduced to the pleasures of giving affection, and is awaiting the person he desires to be back in his arms.

“Something Special” is brutally honest in the tragedy of fake love. Sabre’s is given a heavenly echo as he elaborates that he will not be back, that he never wanted this kind of love, and that he shouldn’t be given the time to be invested into.

“Get Down” is an all-out fantastic finale for Don’t Forget To Look Up. It’s immensely groovy in its drums and bass guitar, and it relishes in the fruits of a passionate moment of love. Sabre reiterates what he believes in, that statement being “free love [is what] makes things better.”

Don’t Forget To Look Up is an intimate sonic journey that cannot be missed, so I encourage you to browse it in its entirety here:

I am a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. I live in Tallahasee with my bearded dragon, and love a wide range of folk and pop!
I am a Contributing Journalist at Glasse Factory, and Editing, Writing and Media major at Florida State University. I live in Tallahasee with my bearded dragon, and love a wide range of folk and pop!

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