Over the past decades a wealth of talented soul singers have emerged in the Netherlands. One of the very best of them is Sabrina Starke. Of course, she has the voice and the songs, but she also has an authentic personality and is socially aware. This makes everything she does truly meaningful. Starke has performed several times at the North Sea Jazz Festival, in ever-bigger halls. Her new album, simply titled Sabrina Starke, is her fifth and the most personal to date. It is also the first recording she has entirely produced herself. Starke refers to Nina Simone, Bill Withers and Tracy Chapman as her role models who, although musically very different, all remained completely true to themselves – just like Starke.