Maroon 5, with help from Christina Aguilera, conquered international pop charts during the later part of 2011. Now, Filipina acoustic artist Sabrina has released her take on the successful single. Sabrina’s easy-listening version of the Maroon 5 hit comes from her album I Love Acoustic 4.
Sabrina, Roli Alexandra Orial in real life, reveals that even though she has loved singing even at an early age, she never really expected becoming a professional singer. Although she says she does not have a preferred genre, the artists she likes suggest a strong leaning towards pop-R&B vocalists like Mariah Carey, Arnee Hidalgo, and Kyla. Sabrina does compose songs but she says that she finds it easier when she is depressed and that she still isn’t confident about her songwriting skills.
I like Sabrina as a person, very cheerful and positive. However, I think that’s something I want to see more of in her songs. Her previous song Saranghae, a song with original lyrics used in the soundtrack of the Tagalized Korean series “Perfect Match,” was able to bring out this side of her. However, her cover of Moves Like Jagger just doesn’t do it for me.
Much of my liking for her version of Moves Like Jagger stems from the fact that I like the original version by Maroon 5. And since the original version is still enjoying airplay today, it is hard not to associate it with Sabrina‘s version. I will give this to Sabrina though: her vocals and the arrangement are endearing and easy-listening.