Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bat for lashes, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush


Influences

Peter Gabriel, Pj Harvey, Nick Cave, Bright Eyes, Elbow


Website

www.sarahbelkner.com

Bio

“Humans” marks a stunning return from Sarah Belkner. The track is brought to life by haunting vocal arrangement and soul-drenched lyrics over an exquisite bed of indie-pop, downtempo, electronic rhythms.

"The single tracks the cycle of tension, release and clarity that occurs all over the place in nature like in the way electricity builds up before an electrical storm releases it, and in our own emotional experiences.That intense build up, the inevitable crashing down or let go and then the lesson that often reveals itself after the dust settles” notes Belkner.

The video was directed by Nils Crompton at the 'Commune' space in Erskineville, a wonderful initiative set up for creatives. The space allows freelancers and independent masterminds to keep the freedom and independence they love whilst having the backing of a collective force.

Produced by Sarah and Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios Sydney, this track written by Sarah came together at a demo session with Sarah's stellar band Evan Mannell on drums (Lior, faker), Neal Sutherland on bass (Jack Ladder, Bertie Blackman) and Matt Keegan on synthesised saxophone and harmonium (The beautiful girls). Aria Award winner and legendary producer Paul McKercher produced the vocals. Paul has worked with many Australian musicians such as Josh Pyke, Bertie Blackman, Sarah Blasko and Pete Murray.

To celebrate, Sarah will be performing at the Shebeen in Melbourne on Wednesday 29th April and a special hometown show at Sydney’s Brighton Up Bar on Thursday 30th April.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

20 Nov 2014

Triple J
40

This is a surprisingly dense arrangement, from the shivering pitter-patter percussion to the rich organ that pop up intermittently. The sax solo is also a nice touch.

This is a surprisingly dense arrangement, from the shivering pitter-patter percussion to the rich organ that pop up intermittently. The sax solo is also a nice touch.