A friend of mine just put me on to Dutch soul singer Sabrina Starke and I am completely in love with her music right now. It looks like I have a lot of catching up to do too since she first debuted in 2008 and has released three albums since then.
Starke first hit the scene with her debut album Yellow Brick Road which yielded her a hit song overseas called "Do for Love". Her follow up album Bags and Suitcases was released in 2010 and had a hit with the her bubbly single "Sunny Days".
She's back out now this summer and is no longer rocking the locks but a clean shaven head and a new look. Her new album, Outside the Box, which features her new single "This Time Around", is less reminiscent of India.Arie. and more reminiscent of Estelle and Amy Winehouse.
It's a bit hard to find information on her because she is an artist from the Netherlands. About everything I've found on her is written in Dutch. However, her new album is available on iTunes and you can also check her out on Spotify and on her Youtube channel. With a great voice like hers and a hot new album, I sincerely hope she joins the list of overseas soul singers making their mark stateside sooner than later.