About Time (Sabrina Claudio album)
About Time is the debut mixtape by American singer and songwriter Sabrina Claudio. It was released on October 5, 2017, by SC Entertainment. The follow-up to Claudio's previously successful extended play, Confidently Lost, it explores similar genres to its predecessor, namely alternative R&B, indie pop, and neo soul.
The mixtape album, which also blended elements from electronic, jazz, and Latin music, was supported by two singles: "Unravel Me" and "Belong to You". The latter saw re-release in the form of a remix with American singer 6lack, which was included as a bonus track on the project. "Unravel Me" eventually peaked at number twenty-two on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart, while the original version of "Belong to You" peaked at number two on the same chart.
About Time received critical acclaim from critics, who specifically directed praise at Claudio's songwriting abilities, and the mixtape's lyrical themes, which largely related to escapism, liberation, loneliness, and romance. Critical reception was also positive for the project's production, which consisted of an overall experimental, minimalist sound crafted from a variety of producers, including Stint, Alex Tanas, and Derek Renfroe, among others.
BackgroundThe project's first single titled "Unravel Me" was officially released on May 18, 2017, followed by the second single, "Belong to You" on July 27, 2017. Both songs were accompanied by official music videos. Claudio announced the mixtape and revealed the track list on October 3, 2017, and on October 4 an official remix for "Belong to You" featuring American singer 6lack was premiered by Carl Chery on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.
On the day of the mixtape's release, October 5, 2017, Zane Lowe premiered the track "Frozen" on his Beats 1 radio show and interviewed Claudio. About the title of the mixtape, Claudio stated: "I subconsciously wrote every song having to deal with time in some way, shape or form. I think in these moments I've been so worried about time and then it just kind of translated into my music".