Sarah McGowan

FRESH: ‘Big Feelings’ – Sarah McGowan

Sarah McGowan has “Big Feelings”

“Big Feelings” is an upbeat, synth-driven love song with a massive sing-along chorus. It’s a song about moving on from a broken heart and opening yourself up to having big feelings for someone new. The arrangement features throwback synthesizers and lush, ethereal vocal stacks. I’m releasing this song during a difficult time in the hopes that it will spread some joy and remind us that life will be beautiful again.

Since the 2014 release of her first single, “Williamsburg Boy”, Sarah McGowan has built a reputation for writing catchy pop songs. A prolific songwriter, Sarah has released two EPs (“Indian Summer”, “A Little Intimate”) and a full length album (“For Whom They Sing”). Her music quickly earned her praise, with writing that her debut album was “on par with recent efforts by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson”. Sarah’s music has also been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post and NPR’s 51 Percent podcast (the latter featuring her side-by-side with Dolly Parton, calling her song “Molly” a modern day “Jolene”).

Several of her songs have been featured on official BMI and Alternative Press playlists. Also active in the sync licensing world, Sarah co-wrote/performed the album Taboo for APM Music. Sarah’s songs have been featured in media such as Netflix’s Cable Girls, NBC’s Superstore, ABC’s Mistresses, and CBC’s Hello Goodbye. She is currently signed with Sweets & Pop for music licensing. A native of the New York City area, she currently resides in Los Angeles.

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!