With only two singles under her belt Sarah Klang is already an artist who’s made listeners all over the world envy her melancholia. Debut single ”Sleep” was released in 2016 and early 2017 ”Strangers” hit the streaming services – praised by critics and public alike. When she played a homecoming show at the Way Out West festival in Gothenburg earlier this year Sweden’s main newspaper Dagens Nyheter left the venue all stunned. It was a agreed among critics – a star was born that night.
Klang’s sound is like no-one elses and with her voice she encapsulates listeners into her own universe – an universe where you get images of old reel tape recordings in your head. Inspiration is found in old brides dresses, Barbra Streisand, ambient electronica, 80’s dads and plastic flowers.
”Left Me On Fire”, Sarah’s latest single, is like previous releases written and produced with long time collaborator Kevin Andersson, but this time around Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, Devandra Banhart, Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks etc) handles the mixing process. What comes out of this is a fragile and moving soundscape. It’s draws you into the core of the storytelling. A great ballad from a great voice.
"Left Me On Fire" is written in the vacuum that you feel after a break-up. You continue your life but you are burned. For me the song is about moving forward with your life, while still in love with the person who broke your heart and nothing will ever be the same from that moment on.”
This fall Sarah will do shows (highlights includes a performance at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg and a headline show in hometown Gothenburg) leading up to the release of debut album ”Love in the Milky Way” early 2018.
"Sarah Klang has a voice that seems to conjure entire landscapes.” - Clash Magazine
"You press play and immediately you’re drawn in to the hypnotic nature of Sarah Klang” - Noctis Magazine
"Sarah Klang addresses herself as “the saddest girl in Sweden” and although her songs are poignant, she makes me smile because of her greatness. Every time.” - Beehype
"Her voice shimmers and evokes lush landscapes that feel comfortable but possess a unique outlook” - Nooga