Indie singer-songwriter SARAH BURTON has released her new single "Smiling For The Camera." The synth-pop indie rock anthem is the first track to be released from her forthcoming full-length album Give Me What I Want, due out on March 1, 2019, and is available as an instant grat track to those that pre-order the record on iTunes.
Listen to "Smiling For The Camera" on Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital retailers and streaming platforms.
"This song is about faking your way through endless online dating when your heart is in a million pieces," SARAH shares. "It's about getting back out there even when it's hard to...because eventually you'll feel better for it."
One bad breakup, two robberies, a few trips to the ER, and moving to the West Texas desert are just a few of the turns that led to the creation of SARAH's fifth studio album, Give Me What I Want. It's a vignette of a new age wild west with songs about internet dating, crazy exes, getting older, and that feeling you get when everyone around you is in love and you're not. In it, Sarah delivers an unapologetic demand with a finger in the air, howling with the underdogs who are sick of getting scraps. It's a raw and real album that skirts Americana, folk, rock and country; the songs tell classic stories in a modern age from love and lust, to enchantment and disenchantment, and that constant search for fulfillment.
Give Me What I Want
was recorded in Austin at Jim Eno's (Spoon) Public Hi-Fi studio, produced by Elijah Ford (who also plays guitars on the record) and engineered by Brad Bell (Spoon, Arcade Fire, The War On Drugs). Tracks feature Chris Konte on bass, Jason Baczynski on drums and percussion, as well as special guests: Tim Regan on keys/synth, Sam Kossler on pedal steel, Leigh Wallenhaupt on strings, Canadian folk trio Sweet Alibi on backing vocals, and Dave Quanbury on guitar and engineering in Canada.
Give Me What I Want
- Desert Sky
- Ride Til Dawn
- Smiling For The Camera
- Secrets To Keep
- Love Is In The Air
- Still Feel The Same
- Fools Gold
- Give Me What I Want
- Time To Go
- Love Like This
(more dates to be added):
Sat 2/2 -- Lajitas, TX -- Thirsty Goat
Fri 2/8 -- Austin TX -- Hard Luck Lounge
Sat 2/16 -- Lajitas, TX -- Thirsty Goat
Sat 3/2 -- Lajitas, TX -- Thirsty Goat
Sat 3/9 -- Lajitas, TX -- Thirsty Goat
Sat 4/6 -- Lajitas, TX -- Thirsty Goat
Fri 4/26 -- Port Neches, TX -- Neches Brewing Company
Sat 4/27 -- San Leon, TX -- Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar
"Smiling For The Camera" cover | Photo by Jen Squires
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