Cardiff born singer/songwriter Sarah Brown releases her self-penned debut single Nobody’s Home on September 29.
Citing artists such as Amy Winehouse and Aretha Franklin as influences, Sarah’s release tells the story of a broken relationship with a soaring vocal over a funky RnB groove and has already gained support from BBC Radio Wales and local radio stations.
Andy Howells recently put questions to Sarah
How did you get into music?
I’ve been singing and writing songs since I was little but about two years ago I posted a few videos online and one went a bit viral. Local venues started asking if they could book me to sing and so I ended up quitting my waitressing job and becoming a full time covers singer. Now it’s time to sing my own songs 🙂
How would you describe your sound?
I’d say it’s a bluesy, pop kinda thing, with an RnB edge.
What inspires your music?
My everyday life, experiences I’ve had and of course listening to other musicians.
I love strong female artists like Etta James, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse and Beyonce, I find their strength inspiring.
Can you give us some background about your latest release?
Nobodys Home is a song I wrote about a relationship I was in a while back. It’s about that moment when you realise you’re giving everything you have to a person and not getting the same back, they’re just not there for you like you are for them and you don’t want to waste your time any more.
What can people expect from your forthcoming shows?
Performing live is my absolute favourite thing to do! I’m planning a launch show with a full live band for November. It’s going to be quite raw and intimate but hopefully powerful. I’m going to sing my heart out, I can’t wait!
What are you enjoying listening to at the moment?
I’m really loving Dua Lipa at the moment, New Rules is a song I wish I wrote!
What’s been your best live gig appearance as a performer?
I love my job as a covers singer so its really hard to pick a specific place but I‘d say it has to be any of the gigs where people are really listening. Sometimes they aren’t there to see me so they don’t pay attention, but the gigs where you can feel that the room is connecting to what you’re singing about, that’s the best kind of gig for me.
Vinyl or digital?
Digital… it’s dangerous to play vinyl while driving!
Sarah Brown’s debut single, Nobody’s Home is available to pre-order now. Visit sarahbrownworld.com for further details.