Sarah Close

NEWS: Sarah Close Announces ‘And Now, We’re Shining’

Sarah Close announces her debut ‘mini’ album for 2020!

by Christopher Smith

British singer Sarah Close has just released her brand new track “Almost”, with is taken from her seven-track debut album “And Now, We’re Shining”, which is release next March. Sarah’s fans are already well-acquainted with this expressive singer’s smart take on modern pop thanks to this year’s impressive “Caught Up” EP and lead single “Call Me Out”, both released through The Kodiak Club, the label whose vision Sarah concocted not long after a 2011 diary entry.

“Call Me Out” immediately set the agenda for Sarah when it hit Number One on the official physical singles chart and there’s much, much more to come, drawing on intense recording sessions with a core group of collaborators such as Jennifer Decilveo (Anne-Marie, Galantis, Beth Ditto), Lostboy (Becky Hill, Ella Eyre), Bruno Major (Liv Dawson, SG Lewis). “I’m from a small place”, is how Sarah puts it, “so I only need a small group of friends”.

The small place she’s talking about is actually a small village on the western side of the Isle of Wight, meaning that Sarah grew up physically separated not just from the mainland (and the music industry) by a body of water, but also from most of the island’s social life. “My school was right across the island”, she recalls, “and other kids would arrange to meet each other at 7pm once they’d had dinner. I didn’t have that at all, in fact pretty much the only other kid in my village was my brother”.

Sarah immersed herself in music but, as she remembers, didn’t immediately find an outlet for her passion. “In the end, when I was 14 I started a YouTube channel hoping it would lead to a music career, but I didn’t want to admit that because it wasn’t seen as a very cool thing to do, and when I was younger my friends had laughed at me when I’d told them my dreams. At the same time, at the back of my mind I knew there were 14-year-old girls on the mainland whose parents were driving them to London every weekend where they’d meet A&Rs, managers and all these people I wanted to meet. For me, YouTube was a way to build a profile I couldn’t build by physically being in a place”.

You can pre-order “And Now, We’re Shining” by clicking this link. The album is released on 20th March 2020.

For more about Sarah, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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