WITH HER FULL 8 PIECE BAND
The great temptation for young artists has often been to try and be something they are not. To put on a costume so to speak and play make believe. It’s a pitfall that, thankfully, SAHARA BECK spotted years back, and she ain’t going there.
There are no big name producers and over the top stylists here, Sahara is an independent artist in the truest sense of the word – finding her own sound and in the process emerging as a true artist and not just another remarkable voice.
And it is that energy that she has poured into the production of new album PANACEA – out APRIL 22, 2016 through Create Control.
Built around a week long session at the legendary 301 Byron Bay studios – just days before it closed for good – the record may be full of experimentation, but it never strays from the simple formula of wonderful songs performed with genuine passion. Working with long time collaborator and engineer Jeff Lovejoy, Sahara and her band had one of those recording experiences most artists dream about. Everything just clicked with her ambitious arrangements and wildly diverse influences – from jazz and soul to glitchy beats – gelling together into something that feels completely new.
For all its diversity and imagination, PANACEA is a collection of songs connected by an unmistakable honesty and identity, led by first track ‘Here It Comes’.
“Seemingly innocent, ‘Here It Comes’ waltzes in with a chorus of childlike harmonies chanting “la la la…” before unfurling into a staggeringly contagious stomp of whizzing electronics, dizzying guitar melody and strutting percussion. The song speaks of the pressures of day-to-day life, from the infinite unknowns to the fear of isolation. Before closing on an unexpected and impressive high, courtesy of Beck’s jaw-dropping vocal maelstrom. Starting a new chapter is always daunting, but in Beck’s case, it feels like a daydream. She’s awakened the passion that has always been inside her, and ignited it in a new glorious form, and we like it a lot.” SONG OF THE WEEK – BITTER SWEET SYMPHONIES (UK)
Tickets are on sale now for the PANACEA Tour with a range of ticket bundles available including special advance release copies of the album.
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Supported by Gabriella Cohen and Slip on Stereo