If you don’t know about Sambox, it’s just that you think you don’t. The artist has been responsible for several thousand productions and songs, and makes music himself. From instrumentals that really move your soul to the kind of songs that make you contemplate, this artist has brought you another soulful song. This one is called Wabi Sabi with Anita Barbereau.
The touch of the silken strings is what you feel first. Wabi Sabi is a mix of emotions, opening with melancholy. It is very simply a meditative walk on a cold winter night. As ambient sound and folk percussion elements come through, you seem to be soaked within the song. The soft, booming bass creates a larger vessel to appreciate the stringed elements. You will be left heartbroken, with the kind of music that you get to experience. Soft, ethereal strings flow in the background, while it slowly evolves into an oriental masterpiece. The finesse of the strings and accompanying production is worth obsessing over. If this is playing in the background, you are at peak performance of thought. Sambox creates a rich tie to heritage and legacy, while celebrating the contemporary, all in one song.
You might have heard songs from the album La Parisienne sometime, without realising. It has close to a million streams, so do other songs by this brilliant artist. Anita Barbereau makes her presence an important and pivotal one in this song. I would love to hear this track in The Boy and the Heron (2023). Studio Ghibli movies know how to utilise instrumental music quite brilliantly, and I see this fitting very well. Listen to the single here and follow Sambox for more!