Today, Sarah Klang announces her new album Mercedes will be released October 20th via Nettwerk.
Klang has enjoyed plenty of success in her career to date, with three Top 5 albums in her homeland of Sweden, as well as winning the Swedish Grammy for Best Album twice. Yet none of that could prepare her for an entirely different journey. Leaving her twenties behind and becoming a mother with her first child, whom the album is named for, became the catalyst for a new cycle of songs all grounded in personal, but also general shared human experiences. Sarah delivers these songs with the steam-of-conscious storytelling style that has endeared her to so many, but now with more candour.
Making music is how Klang has always processed changes in her life – like moving to the country and changing schools as a young girl. The experience had a profound impact on her life, not least because of how tough her school was – a place where bullying was rife. Being an expectant mother took her squarely back to that period, recalling what she experienced in vivid detail after years of suppressing the memories. Nowhere is this more apparent than on her emotive new single Halloween Costume, which deals with themes of teenage bullying and mental health musically wrapped in bright Americana-pop warmth. Listen to Halloween Costume HERE.
Sarah performs at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on October 30th.