Monday, April 14, 2014
"..complex-moody meets charming hypnotism.."
Sara Savery Bio:
Sara Savery is a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Savery plays in a pair of bands, People Press Play (Morr Music) and Ghost Society (DPC Rec) and has done collaborations with Bichi and Blue Foundation. Her solo album 'The Diver' will be out on October 29, 2013. Sara has recorded, written, and produced all the songs herself.
Hello, how are you?
Hey. What's up?
What are you currently listening to?
These days APC's 'Fluorescent Black' album is on repeat. I like the production on many of the tracks. I listened to it a lot when it came out back in 2009.
What's the story behind the band name?
Well, it's my name. Simple as that :)
Was there a specific sound you were going for when you began writing for your solo material?
Yeah, I wanted the album to carry a sensual, dynamic, melodic and dreamy vibe throughout with driving beats and deep bass sound. There are a lot of different layers, so you can really pick out different things each time you listen..
Care to shed some info on your debut release; theme, favorite track(s), etc?
I've been wanting to write an album for some time and keep it as close and personal to me as possible. I wanted to experience how it would be to do everything myself such as play, sing, arrange, mix, produce etc. I've been doing music for a long time and felt that this was a good time for me to make this journey. All the songs on the album represent different moods as well as work processes. I like the process of creating an album as an entity where themes sort of develop from one song to another and interact. For example, the theme to 'The Diver' just kind of popped up while I was working on an entirely different track. I had to quickly stop doing what I was doing in order to capture this new idea. I like that when it happens. It's as if the subconscious mind is going full speed. "Come on, let's go let's go"…
Will you be touring extensively for said release?
You know, I've played a little bit here in New York, where I live, but I kind of wanna wait to tour properly until I have another album out. I don't actually like to tour with just one album. It feels better when there's more material to choose from. But yes, I definitely want to tour as soon as my next album is released. It's a great experience and way to meet people and get that instant reaction to one's music.
Got any other projects we should know about?
I'm a member, songwriter, producer, and what-not in People Press Play (Morr Music) and Ghost Society (Dpc-Rec). I'm also featured as co-writer and singer on Blue Foundation's last album 'In My Mind, I Am Free' 2012. Sun Glitters did an awesome remix of the BF track "Lost".
What movie would work best on mute while listening to you music?
Take any movie with Romy Schneider and see if you think it works.. My personal favorite is Jaques Deray's 1969 'Swimming Pool'. But I think the songs on 'The Diver' evoke a lot of different emotions and visual images. I'm sure it might be different films for different people so I'd let the people conjure up their own ideas, having heard the music..
You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
John Coltrane's 'Kulu Sé Mama'
Are you living your dream?
Yep. It's a pretty weird but beautiful dream..
Last year Sara released her (slightly under the radar) debut album..you know what to do..;]
7.5 out of 10
Find it here.
I'm not sure when/where I stumbled across Sara Savery's debut solo release 'The Diver', but I sure am happy I did.
Currently (where I'm at right now) it's raining & grey out, but my overall frame of mind is sunny and I can't imagine a more perfect soundtrack for the moment. Blending haunting, yet warm atmospheres with banging/pulsing beats somewhat reminescent of M83 (maybe White Sea) and/or Azure Ray plus vaporous synthesizers mimicking the sensation of floating in zero gravity, and (of course) Sara's sincere-strong vocal knack; 'The Diver' is mostly-everything I want to hear between my headphones. The overall vibe is "complex-moody meets charming hypnotism", or elegant Dream Pop for the mindful futurist in all of us.
Remorse is ignoring Sara's music any longer than you have to. Give your ears the treat they deserve right NOW.;]
Standout Tracks: (they're all pretty good) Angel, The Diver, Closing Time, Shibuya Flower
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+ Bonus Video:) ..because this project has peaked my interest..