Sarah Walk today shares a moving and beautifully shot video via Wonderland Magazine for her brand new single – forlorn piano ballad ‘Still Frames’. The unique artist has also announced an exclusive album preview showcase at a secret location in London with a very limited number of free tickets available for fans. Fans can apply to attend the show here.
Cat Power, Feist, Sharon Van Etten, Bat for Lashes – just a few of the incredible and trailblazing artists the young pianist and singer has been compared to by the media and fans alike. The rising Minneapolis singer-songwriter has yet to even release her debut album and her extraordinary talent has won her praise from Lauren Laverne (BBC6 Music), Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, The Sunday Times, Metro, Clash and a daytime playlist spot on Virgin Radio.
With confessional brand new single ‘Still Frames’ the story deepens. Walk deals in songs that are as confessional as they are gut-wrenching and swathed in emotion, and ‘Still Frames’ truly illuminates Walk’s distinct androgynous vocal and her unique ability to emote – to express a level of musical maturity rarely found in an artist so young.
The accompanying video tells the story of a devoted couple who almost last the distance, but fall down at the last hurdle. It’s a tale rarely told, and one that is incredibly poignant, relatable to everyone, and portrayed gracefully underneath the swell of Walk’s warm piano, soaring vocal and yearning, yet frank lyrics.
In Sarah’s words: “Certain times and places can spark specific memories and make things in the past so vivid it’s like you’re living them all over again. ‘Still Frames’ is a song about those moments – specifically, this song reflects on what the subtleties of autumn remind me of and the emotions that come with it. It’s a bittersweet, melancholic and nostalgic song about the past and moving on…a reflection on the inevitability of certain change and a mourning and appreciation for the relationships that have been let go of.
“…with the video I wanted to touch on all of those things with a strong narrative. In the video you follow two older men as they reflect back on the moments of when they met and their relationship as it grows and strengthens. It’s an insight into those details that lead you to the past, seeing images of what you have built with someone and then navigating through the process of having to let go of something that you care deeply about.”
Signed to One Little Indian, Walk emerged in 2016 with a storm in her fingers and a burning fire in her heart. She writes songs with soaring melodies – the perfect foil to her intimate lyrics exploring the eternal themes of heartbreak and loss. Having toured with Laura Mvula and appeared at Dot-to-Dot Festival, showcasing her songs to the public for the very first time, 2016 proved a busy year for Sarah Walk. Those audiences will have had the privilege of hearing the incendiary interplay between Sarah and her band. A key part of her creative process, Walk’s live band breathes life into her storming crescendos and tender devotionals, pushing her beautiful songs to greater heights.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music (alumni includes St Vincent among others), Sarah grew up in Minneapolis but has spent much of the last year living between Los Angeles and West London, working on her debut album with Steve Brown (Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon). “I didn’t like that the weather was the same every single day in LA: always sunny and comfortable,” notes Sarah. “That’s probably the artist in me, but I like waking up and not knowing what the weather will be…”