Track: "Falling Over"
Sarah Morris is a classically trained, and refreshingly authentic singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. Her songwriting started to take shape at an early age, thumbing through her parent's diversified record collection, and eventually developing her own penchant for country music and lyric writing. Influenced by musicians like Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile, and Kacey Musgraves, it's easy to see why people are highly anticipating the release of Sarah's latest record. Spending a few years living and performing in Nashville instilled strong structure and storytelling craftsmanship to Sarah's work. Now with the camaraderie of bandmates Thomas Nordlund, Zachary Shmidt, and Andrew Foreman, the group plans to use the momentum of "Hearts In Need Of Repair", to bring Sarah's music to new heights! The album features 11 new songs, recorded at RiverRock Studios in Minneapolis. Each said to "showcase Sarah’s signature vocals and conversational lyricism, exploring vulnerability, heartbreak, and grown-up, imperfect love". On Sarah's latest single, "Falling Over", we couldn't agree more.
Right away our ears are pulled in with warm slide guitar, with an almost banjo-like quality. Percussion is grooving along, with a walking bass line out of a western movie. Acoustic guitar chords accompany the rhythm section, adding nice touches at the bridge, as we start to hear a higher pitched organ floating above everything, adding a layer of enchanting harmony. Sarah's voice is crystal clear, fully immersed in what she's singing.
"I can hear the waves crashing,
I can hear the wind moan,
I don't need to stand on the edge
to know what's lying below"
Beautiful imagery, and wisdom dripping from every word. You don't need to stick your hand in the fire to know you'll get burned, and you don't need to take our word to know Sarah Morris's new single is an ode to Americana / folk that can stand tall, and proudly on it's own. "Hearts In Need Of Repair" will be available at iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, and all those other online musical outlets on Friday, November 17th. We'll be counting down the days.
In the meantime, check out the album trailer below: