BREAKOUT MUSICIAN SARAH KINSLEY SIGNS TO VERVE FORECAST & DECCA RECORDS UK
DEBUTS SHIMMERING POP TRACK “OH NO DARLING!”
Watch Accompanying Playfully Imaginative Video HERE
Photo credit: Julia Khoroshilov
In Addition To Recently Announced Tour Dates
That Include Stops In Toronto, Montreal, And Philadelphia
Sarah Will Grace The Stages of NYC’s Governors Ball, And Chicago’s Lollapalooza
14 APRIL 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Today, in a joint venture Verve Forecast and Decca Records UK announce the signing of the much sought after singer/songwriter, Sarah Kinsley, as she simultaneously unveils the ethereal pop gem “Oh No Darling!” Built on an undulating wall of harmonic sounds, her debut track blends soaring vocals, a haze of digital blips and blops, delightful guitar riffs and a screaming guitar solo. Underneath it all is constant almost desperate foundation of driving beats that propel you toward an infinitely satisfying end - that begs you to instantly hit repeat. Listen to the shimmering pop track here.
On her recent signing Sarah comments “I’m excited to call Verve and Decca my partners for this next phase of my life as an artist. I've loved getting to know the teams and to feel their strong support towards me and my vision as a musician and creative.”
Solely created by Sarah in her NYC apartment the track belies her age – “Oh No Darling!” is refreshingly seasoned with a nod to the 80’s and a wink to the future. Steering the production on the charming alt-pop track Sarah helms the synths, midi drum programming, guitar, and strings. The track brings a mix of wonder and improbability, musically and lyrically, and the accompanying must watch video visually matches the aural spectacle of “Oh No Darling!” Watch the fancifully imagined video here.
On the release of the song and video Sarah adds “Oh No Darling! is a massive rush of chaos, unashamed irony, a distinct rejoice in the stupidity and silliness of youth. The track is enlivened by ambiguity: the impulse to leave, to run, to shut the door on childhood: to say ‘I am new and I am not who I was before!’ And yet here I am questioning at every point: do we ever really know? Was the illusion ever really there? Oh No Darling! is my tumbling into the 'second decade': of feeling and falling, of being unsure and yet free. The video is a cyclical visual expression of just that: a game trapping greedy players, to escape and return to their habits and youthful mistakes over and over again.”
Sarah’s recently announced North American tour dates go on sale today and include stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Philadelphia. Kicking off June 3rd at The Drake in Toronto, the whirlwind of limited and intimate dates closes with a much-envied spot at NYC’s Governors Ball on June 10th. She will also perform this summer at the always legendary music festival Lollapalooza. For tickets and up to date information please visit https://sarahkinsley.komi.io/.
Sarah Kinsley Tour Dates:
June 3 Toronto, Canada The Drake
June 4 Montreal, Canada Bar Le Ritz
June 5 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
June 7 Philadelphia, PA The Lounge at World Cafe Live
June 8 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
June 10 New York, NY Governors Ball
August 6 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Since 2020, Sarah Kinsley’s rise--concurrent with music studies at Columbia University—has been rapid. Overall she currently has 80 million streams across 181 countries, a number that jumped following the June 4, 2021, release of her EP The King. That title track went viral on TikTok and is at 39 million streams and climbing. The EP was listed on NME’s list of top debut projects of 2021, the publication raving “Her transformative songs of growing pains and discovery share a similar intimacy to the introverted, deeply human alt-pop of Maggie Rogers and Lorde.” Kinsley followed that with another EP, 2022’s Cypress. Headline tours and slots on SXSW and The Austin City Limits Festival honed the singer/guitarist’s expressive and unconstrained live performances.
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