Tuesday 4 May 2021

WATCH: Sarah Kinsley - 'Over + Under'

Pop belter alert. Absolutely loving this from Sarah Kinsley. As is the case around much of the industry, statistics on women in music show a real gender disparity when it comes to producers, and particularly female artists producing their own music. New York artist Sarah therefore somewhat breaks the mould, joining a group of self-producing bedroom pop artists including the likes of Girl in Red, Clairo and Beabadoobee (and closer to home here in the UK, feeo, whose latest tune I'm sharing on the site tomorrow). Not content to just produce her own tracks, Sarah performs everything on this latest single, as on the entire forthcoming EP. The result is simply joyous. All we need is some kind of dance floor.

On the track, Sarah shares: “Over + Under is a record about the only thing we know to be constant - the ebb and flow. In the midst of isolation and lockdown, I felt so stuck inside, surrounded by the same four walls and windows. I began to write, recording this feeling of being over and under in my journals. In the lyrics, I wrote of escaping to a crashing tide, chasing the clouds and searching for stability once more. I was lost in a place I knew so well and yet felt so far away from.

Out of this frustration I found myself one morning staring at my door. A glass cup. A trunk on the floor. My table. I began to knock against these different objects, suddenly creating sound with the same things that had made me feel so stuck. There was an entirely new sonic atmosphere literally in my hands, evolving into its own music. There was so much more meaning in the mundane. The world around and beyond my window was breathing with me, telling me that things must change. Just like the tree in my backyard, I would be something new tomorrow.”

With the release of Over + Under, Sarah announces her new EP The King, due on 4th June. 

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