“…with “In Waves,” she’s more confident and aggressive in almost every sense, from the heavier, barroom rock sounds heard in album kick off “Way Like Water” to the emotional depths of “Hotel Halls,” a melancholy waltz, or the pained soul in the strings-laden “Ease the Burn.” – Patriot Ledger
Did a video session with Radio 92.9 of songs from ‘In Waves’ & new ones too!
Hope you enjoy listening as much as I did playing. xo
“We were smitten by Blacker back in May, when we had the pleasure of premiering a trackfrom her latest album, In Waves, so we leapt at the chance to bring you this exclusive acoustic version of another fine song from that LP.”
Check it out HERE
Elmore Magazine was kind enough to preview the video shot by PB & Jay Records of my new song, ‘In Waves.’ They said, “Befitting the expressive, powerful character of her voice, the acoustic video for Sarah Blacker‘s “In Waves” is uniquely intimate and stark.”
Check it out HERE
Grateful Web was also kind enough to help us spread the word about ‘In Waves’ –
check out the post HERE
The super cool blog, I Am That Girl recently interviewed me about my new album.
Their tagline: “A community, a support system, and a movement inspiring girls to LOVE, EXPRESS, and BE who they are.” So honored to be a part of their series!
They said, “In Waves is a departure from Sarah’s previous projects, both sonically and lyrically. The album is a mix of influences from Americana to soulful pop, and the lyrics are incredibly honest and personal.”
Some more great press has come in for ‘In Waves’ and the Cross Country tour I’m currently on! Grateful that folks are enjoying the new music!
HughShows: First/Last in Pittsburgh, PA said:
“The record is filled with skillful rhythm guitar, piano and ukulele, and sung with a uniquely soulful voice which is much bigger than the size of the artist it comes from. Read on
“unique, larger than life vocals” – Sound Scene Express, Pittsburgh, PA – Read on
Elmore Magazine previewed ‘It Shows’ & said: “Showcasing Blacker’s sugary vocals, featuring both a smooth soprano and equally appetizing alto, “It Shows” is a gorgeous ukulele serenade set to relaxing and romantic tropical instrumentation…“It Shows” is a lush vacation into Sarah Blacker’s voice, heart and mind.”
The Big Takover previewed ‘Break Out’ & said: “In Waves artfully spans rock, pop, indie folk, and Americana, fused together with her signature vocal sound and stacked vocal harmonies. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!”
And the Boston Herald called the two opening tracks of the album, “two of the sharpest, smartest, most staggering songs of 2015″ !
I’d say we’re onto something here…. stay tuned!
My song, ‘Exhale’ off of ‘In Waves’ was featured on the awesome blog, The Bluegrass Situation!
They said: “Blacker plays guitar, ukulele, and piano, infusing her indie folk tunes with a soulful, pop-tinged sensibility. Blacker gets rather rootsy, sounding a bit like Amanda Shires in the process.”
Boston- based music blog, MusicBoxPete had some things to say about the new album too!
“I was blown away with what I heard from Sarah … what sets her apart from her contemporaries is her musical diversity, and her ability to dabble in other genres and tempos that shows off her true staying power. An immense talent that we’re guaranteed to hear more from in the future.”