“Excess with no restraint”: Sabrina Song Embraces Vulnerability in “Okay, Okay,” an Impassioned Vow of Love

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Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks
NYC’s Sabrina Song trades vulnerability for security in her achingly intimate new single “Okay, Okay,” a beautifully tender and boldly unapologetic declaration of love, commitment, and connection.
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I’m looking at you sighing and saying, “You’re gonna drown me,” like it’s a predetermined fate…

If only we could all be as open, direct, and communicative with our feelings as Sabrina Song is in her latest single.

Love has been called a lot of things in the past – a losing game, a battlefield – and there’s no doubt that it can absolutely feel that way sometimes, mainly because of misunderstandings and miscommunications. We’re not up-front with our partners, often out of fear of being that exposed – especially in a relationship’s early stages, when you’re still testing the waters and feeling things out.

But… what if, instead of keeping our cards close to the chest, we showed our hands? What if we wore our hearts on our sleeves and told the person we’re with how we really feel, in the moment – right here, right now? We might get hurt, sure, but the risk is worth the reward of knowing that we’re both in it for the long haul; that we’re on the same page, that we want the same things, and that we want to make a life together.

Sabrina Song trades vulnerability for relationship security in her achingly intimate new single “Okay, Okay,” a beautifully tender and boldly unapologetic declaration of love, commitment, and connection.

You Could Stay In One Spot, and I'd Love You The Same - Sabrina Song
You Could Stay In One Spot, and I’d Love You The Same – Sabrina Song
If I could build a house
If I could stay awake

If I could hypnotize
If I could stay in place
If I could touch the sun
If I could take the pain
I’d do it all for you
Excess with no restraint
But I’ve got blood from my lip
In my mouth while you talk
About how you’re so terrified of losing
Tensing up then cooling down
Giving up your power now
And looking at me hard while you’re saying

Independently released February 9, 2024, “Okay, Okay” is an upheaval of intense passion, raw emotion, and spirited, seductive indie rock. Sabrina Song’s first song of the year arrives alongside the announcement of her upcoming debut album You Could Stay In One Spot, and I’d Love You The Same, out June 7.

Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks
Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks



And much like her LP’s emotive title, its lead single is an unbridled and unflinching reassurance – one that finds the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist pouring her heart out in an effort to make sure her person knows exactly where she’s at, what she wants, and how she feels about them:

You’re gonna drown me
Like it’s a predetermined fate
Folding a good hand

When you could’ve won the game
Did something to me
That I know I can’t replace
Just wanna hold you
Tell you it’s all gonna be okay
Okay, okay, okay

“I didn’t realize until recently that most of my emotions come out much clearer in my songwriting than they do in conversation,” Song tells Atwood Magazine. “Some feelings seem so obvious to me because I feel them so deeply and constantly, but writing lyrics forces me to wear them on my sleeve and articulate them fully.”

“‘Okay, Okay’ started as a long list of rambles describing the same thing: How can you fully trust that the person you love feels the same, especially in the beginning? The anxiety of being in love can be so intense because you’re at your most vulnerable, and it’s very easy to self-sabotage out of fear or insecurity. This is a song about reassurance: ‘If I could touch the sun, if I could take the pain, I’d do it all for you, excess with no restraint.’

Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks
Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks



Ever since her she first introduced herself in 2018, Song has striven to craft music that is refreshingly candid, up-close and personal in every sense. “Her indie-pop melodies provide the space for her to peacefully surrender to her emotions; and thus, the singer-songwriter embraces and wears her heart on her sleeve in every track she releases,” Atwood Magazine‘s Sophie Severs wrote in 2022.

“Okay, Okay,” is no different in that regard, diving deep into the artist’s mind and soul through confessional, diaristic lyrics and dynamic, dramatic performances – in both her evocative, glistening vocals, and her charismatic, charged guitars.

While the songwriting is vivid, vulnerable, and visceral throughout, Song’s second verse proves especially moving and memorable as she channels her emotion into a metaphor that is at once poetic and provocative:

If I could close your eyes
Loosen the tightening grip
Say that you’re stuck with me
And make it positive

Yearn for me while I’m here
Like I’m an apparition
Want me to be more clear
When you’re the one that’s missing
Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks
Sabrina Song © Livy Wicks



Say that you’re stuck with me and make it positive. Yearn for me while I’m here like I’m an apparition…

Sabrina Song is all in.

Her words are her chips, and each one represents another ounce of the limitless love she is prepared to give – a love that could very well last a lifetime, if both parties are willing to give it that chance. Love doesn’t have to be a losing game, and it doesn’t have to be a battlefield. Be more like Sabrina Song and tell your partner how you’re feeling. Trade vulnerability for that chance to live happily ever after; we promise, it’s worth it in the end.

You gotta know we’ll never stop
Growing up, going out
Meeting millions of people to envy
Who would maybe catch our eye
Make me leave you high and dry
But I’m looking at you sighing and saying
You’re gonna drown me
Like it’s a predetermined fate
Folding a good hand

When you could’ve won the game
Did something to me

That I know I can’t replace
Just wanna hold you
Tell you it’s all gonna be okay
Okay, okay, okay

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