Delivering her explosive music from Cleveland, OH, Sarah Bailey is a talented and multi-skilled up and coming artist. Singing since childhood, Sarah began songwriting at a young age. Now 24-years-old, Sarah has been establishing her craft her entire life. She independently writes, composes, produces, and record all of her own material. Her newest single is out now and available on all major streaming platforms!
“Every Time I Write A Song” gives the listener an introspective look at Sarah’s stirring thoughts and emotions and the regrets and ups and downs that occur after the loss of love. Emotive lyrics lay out a poetic story for the listening as Sarah Bailey weaves her way through a raw and powerful performance. “Every Time I Write A Song” boasts Sarah’s incredible ability to blend powerful songs with heart-wrenching sentiments to create an immersive experience for listeners. Electronic instrumentals fused together flawlessly create a catchy and eclectic arrangement. Her vocals possess an alluring melancholy similar to Taylor Swift or Lana Del Rey’s style of singing. Sarah expertly delivers enlivening poetry that any listener can relate to. Her ability to connect with her fans in unmatched in today’s industry. Heartrending and authentic to the core “Every Time I Write A Song” stays true to its name.
I highly recommend you check out this track and stay on the lookout for the explosive, up and coming Sarah Bailey!
Listen to “Every Time I Write A Song” here.
Hi Sarah, welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you tell our readers more about your upbringing and what really pushed you to get started in the music industry?
I am a 24-year-old based in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve really been singing since I can remember and I started writing songs (not very good ones) at a really young age. Growing up, my dad would always bring microphones and recording software home for me to use and practice with. I would record covers of songs and put on little concerts for my friends and it was my favorite thing to do. I ended up going to vocational school for my junior and senior years of high school and studied media technology followed by a year of a recording arts and technology bachelor's degree. I worked at a recording studio in Cleveland and really started to figure out my own craft. I’ve been (trying) to produce since I was about 17 using all sorts of software. Now it’s crazy that all of this has come together to allow me to be able to write, produce/compose, and record all of my own music. I finally feel like I’m at a point where I’m confident in the content I create as an artist and want people to be able to hear it.
We’re always interested in how artists convey their music. If you had to describe yours without using any specific genre names (ie: Pop) how would you describe it?
I think I would describe my music as vulnerable and dramatic, both the lyrics and instrumentation. I love my songs to sound full and big because I think those are my favorite types of songs to listen to. Big beats and piano seem to be the consistent base. Some of my songs you can dance to, some of them you can cry to.
We love your track “Every Time I Write A Song”, it’s very vulnerable and real! Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind it? Do you try to base all of your songwriting on life experiences?
So I sat down feeling like I just wanted to write a song and I found a chord that I really liked on the piano. I just started writing and I didn’t even know what I was writing about him. I found some lyrics on my phone from years before and my mind just went back to this person that I always seem to look at as my first love, or at least the one that hurt the most. This song kind of ended up turning out to be about remembrance but then I realized I could turn this into a way to talk about how every time I sit down to write, he’s the first person that comes to mind. I think it’s because that was such an emotional roller coaster time in my life and I felt so many things and it just makes it so easy to write about it for me. By the time I finished the song, I knew I was in love with it, with how big and dramatic the end was. I knew I wanted to share it immediately. I think I do try to base all of my songwriting off of real-life experiences. I think it just comes most naturally to me and it’s kind of a way for me to vent or cope with what’s going on in my mind at the time. In a way, it’s also kind of like a timestamp to remember how I felt at a certain moment.
What challenges have you faced as an up and coming artist in Cleveland, OH? How do you overcome those challenges?
Challenges I’ve faced and still continue to face as an up-and-coming artist in Cleveland are definitely lacking in resources and exposure. People don’t realize how important exposure is for an artist. If you love an artist, tell someone. Honestly, for me, it’s not about the money. It’s just about spreading my music to as many people as possible. I do hope to continue to grow my artistry in Cleveland because this is my home and I would love to be able to be someone who can bring power to the city. In order to overcome these challenges, I think I’m really going to start reaching out and trying to collaborate with other artists especially Cleveland artists. It’s important that us underground independent musicians stick together and try and lift each other up.
Thanks so much for sharing your new single “Every Time I Write A Song” with us! What other projects are you working on? Do you have any upcoming shows to support the new single?
Thank you so much for featuring my song. I’m basically always singing, writing, or producing so I’m constantly creating new content nowadays. I actually just wrote a song last week that I am really into. In all, I’m currently working on my first album, called ”Contrast”. It’s a work in progress but I hope for it to be out sometime early 2020! I am going to try to be able to start getting out and doing some shows starting in the Cleveland area and then hopefully expanding.