I am so pleased to be alerted to the brand new music release “You Say” from singer/songwriter Sarah Close. As I am what you might consider an uber fan of the emerging songstresses “Caught Up” EP which came out last year. One of the main reasons I particularly loved Sarah’s debut EP was because we seem to share similar views on life and love. And, I adore the playful and personal way in which she writes
As a follower of Sarah online, I know she has wanted to get new music out for some considerable time. But, hey it is so satisfying to know after splitting from her record label at the beginning of the year, she’s highly motivated to make her music better than ever while releasing it independently, under her own esteem through her label The Kodiak Club, via AWAL. Atta girl, that’s the way forward.
True to her previous form, Sarah lets her emotions bleed through her records and consequently bares all in the candid lyrics of “You Say.” Sarah explains “I wrote this song about someone I met when I first moved to London and drew on my influences from artists such as Haim, Charli XCX and Carole King, with the aim to create a powerful upbeat fun song to celebrate being over someone. I worked very closely with my friend EasyFunn who produced the track and gave it the energy I always imagined.”
Sarah’s style will immediately be pegged into the Lily Allen/Kate Nash, pop category but her style is all her own. Similarly, on the latest track, she welcomes her audience into her anecdotal song and allows her personal story to permeate through the lyrics. It may be a perspective which naturally comes through when she write’s. Yet it is the sense of passion and aliveness it projects which makes for a captivating listen from an enchanting and relatable performer. Welcome back, Sarah!