Discovery: Sarah Mansour

Sarah Mansour is a Lebanese-American R&B and soul singer songwriter who has just hit my radar through her sensual single When You Call.

By Graeme Smith

When You Call opens with a gentle groove, combining keys with an infectious bass line. “I woke up on the wrong side of the train tracks,” Sarah declares as her story starts. It’s a phrase that instantly grabs you. I wanted to know where this story went and was rewarded by a catchy chorus complete with soaring vocal harmonies.

Previously resident in LA, Sarah now lives in Beirut. Though she’s been singing since she can remember, it was returning to Lebanon and witnessing the tragedies that have befallen it first hand that has driven her to find her current sound. Definitely check her out if you’re a fan of Erykah Badu or Sade. You can listen to When You Call below.