Sara Bug: Vinyl LP
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Label: Egghunt Records
Release Date: 14th May
Sara Bug's eponymous record is about growing up, about being comfortable in yourself, about her being comfortable in her own perceptions of being a successful songwriter. Her voice is syrupy and tart, there's yearning twanging country guitars with an element of dream pop, which just means the notes hang in the air that little bit longer. Check the final track Back in Nashville for the best honky tonk country song of the year.
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The ten songs on Sara Bug’s forthcoming self-titled debut album were not meant to be shared.
A culmination of seven years of her life, these songs were journal entries that reckoned with defining herself. Growing up in New Orleans, Bug imagined her- self to be a successful songwriter. ‘I was so deep in the music. ‘Oh, I’m going to be a famous musician.
When I get out of high school, that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go have a career in music,’’ she explains. ‘I think I held on to that for so long, I had finally kind of let go, like that pressure. Now it was just fun.’ This eponymous project embodies Bug’s journey away from the expectations of others and her younger self, allowing her creative freedom.