Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Sake - New Waves
Today we’re posting about a new artist who goes by the name of Sake who we were introduced to just yesterday by one of the UK’s longest serving music bloggers, Simon from Sweeping The Nation. “You’ll like this I suspect,” he tweeted us. He was wrong. Very wrong. We don’t just like it, we adore it. In fact we love it more than anything else we’ve heard this month. Consider us 100% smitten.
And so it starts. “This old heart I call a suitcase, borrowed and bruised case,” Sake sings in a musical garden of genteel acoustic playing and soft bass. “We travel distance, across the ocean and back. I wonder if there’ll be someone to carry me when I’m tired and heavy?” she asks. But before you think this is just another whimsical folk song, listen further. For as the songs progresses it swells through the use of wide screen sweeping atmospherics, electronics and elegiac drumming to produce something intoxicating and beautiful. Then there’s the voice. Oh, the voice. A voice that hits the spot and does things to us that we probably shouldn't even attempt to describe on a public blog.
So who is this new artist? The answer lies on the Facebook page for Welsh folk singer Chloe Leavers. “I would really like to say a big thank you for all the support and kind words and lovely comments over the past few years. Everyone has been so kind and it has amazed me! I have recently been working on a new project of my own as I am no longer writing/performing as Chloe Leavers. I have a new website with a free download for everyone as I would love you to have one of my new tracks. There will be more to come so keep a look out thanks again so much.”
The price of something beautiful today comes at the cost of your email address. Really Sake has underpriced herself. We’re very excited to hear more. Download Almost Never by going here, or press play and stream below.
Footnote: After this post was published due to technical issues Sake had to take the track down, she has now re-posted - apologies to those who visited but the player wasn't available.
Sake - Almost Never