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Polaris Hall Presents

Sarah Kinsley

  September 17, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $25.00
GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ / GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21 Public Onsale: June 21, 2024 10:00 AM to September 17, 2024 10:00 PM

w/ Alix Page


New York’s Sarah Kinsley is fascinated by creating imaginary worlds and alternate realities. She tries to conjure these with her music, but it requires the unlocking of one’s imagination to really go there. Sarah encourages you to try it though. We all need an escape. To that end, Sarah’s first album is called “Escaper”, and to which world you choose to escape is ultimately your own decision. This is vibrant, bold, beautiful music that confronts death and loss, the decimation of old friendships, romantic love’s shortcomings compared to the love shared with close friends, and fraught relationships that flourished and then fizzled. It sounds hugely confident, a real body of work. “A huge way of how I get through life and pain and horrible experiences is through the creation of these spaces where you can become someone else as a distraction—as a means to solving grief,” Sarah says. She works through it all as if the centerpiece of an epic poem, with high drama melodies and huge sweeping choruses. Born in California, and raised in Connecticut and Singapore before returning to New York for Columbia University, this perfectly unusual leftfield pop singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Sarah plays the piano, synth, guitar, ondes Martenot, glass bowls, and some violin on the record too) studied music and was creating much positive noise and conversation online long before she had signed a record deal. Everything she was putting out was home-spun; self-produced, self-written and self-performed. Sarah made a habit of documenting her process, and it was one such video, uploaded in response to the misconception that “Women don’t produce music” that documented Sarah recording the sounds of tapping on a desk, opening a door, switching on a light, thumping on a mattress and flicking a wine glass, splicing them all together and forming the introduction to a prior EP track, Over + Under, that captured the imagination of a young audience who have been feverishly following her every move since. The long hours Sarah spent on YouTube tutorials teaching herself production since high school quickly paid dividends, but the songs were hitting nerves across the globe. There’s the phantasmagorical drama of Kate Bush, the understated reverence of Cocteau Twins, and the nature-first beauty of Maggie Rogers’s “Now That The Light Is Fading” EP too. There are moments reminiscent of Mitski, of Lorde and of Weyes Blood, but Sarah won’t be defined by the musicians that came before her, but of the music she’s soon to deliver.


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