English-Irish singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre spoke to Goal.com about his footballing heroes, how his vocals have improved since his last record and more as part of the leading football website’s Goal Playlist series on YouTube.

The avid Arsenal fan, who was born a stones throw away from Highbury in Stoke Newington, gave his thoughts on Arsene Wenger‘s tenure at the club coming to an end last season after 22 years as Gunners boss.

Since firing into the UK music scene eight years ago with his #2 charting debut album ‘Lonely Are The Brave’, Mav has steadily built himself a revered reputation not only as a respected artist, but as also an intricate storyteller, a bold spokesperson and a gifted songwriter.

Having released standalone single ‘Follow The Leader’ with George The Poet and Jorja Smith earlier in the year, the 28-year old ended 2018 by building towards the release of his third album ‘When I Wake Up’ on March 22 this year.

‘When I Wake Up’ marks a new chapter for Maverick Sabre – independently released and a freedom to create exactly what and how he wishes. A rich tapestry of stories which critique the world around him, the new record explores themes around society, faith, relationships, hope, hurt and much more.

Mav announced his return with the release of the first two singles from the album, ‘Drifitng’ and ‘Her Grace, along with their respective videos.

His unmistakable vocal, gravelly undertones and ability to depict and deliver powerful messages through his music ring true with the vision for ‘Drifting’, and you can listen to it now on the Goal Music Playlist.

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