The great temptation for young artists has often been to try and be something they are not. To put on a costume so to speak and play make believe. It’s a pitfall that, thankfully, SAHARA BECK spotted years back, and she ain’t going there.
There are no big name producers and over the top stylists here, Sahara is an independent artist in the truest sense of the word – finding her own sound and in the process emerging as a true artist and not just another remarkable voice. And it is that energy that she has poured into the production of new album PANACEA – out APRIL 22, 2016 through Create Control.
Built around a week long session at the legendary 301 Byron Bay studios – just days before it closed for good – the record may be full of experimentation, but it never strays from the simple formula of wonderful songs performed with genuine passion. Working with long time collaborator and engineer Jeff Lovejoy, Sahara and her band had one of those recording experiences most artists dream about. Everything just clicked with her ambitious arrangements and wildly diverse influences – from jazz and soul to glitchy beats – gelling together into something that feels completely new.
For all its diversity and imagination, PANACEA is a collection of songs connected by an unmistakable honesty and identity, led by first track ‘Here It Comes’. Catch Sahara Beck as she launches PANACEA at The Gas on Thursday 12 May.