Melbourne based singer/songwriter Sarah K is a self-taught artist creating popularity with her unique vocal sound and style. With a voice at the crossroads between Tones & I, Gossling and Skylar Grey and finding inspiration in artists as diverse as Sinead Harnett, AlunaGeorge and Rudimental, Sarah Kabbani is anything but conventional.
Thank you for taking this interview! How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist?
Thank you so much for having me legends! The New Year has been great for me so far as an artist. Things in the world seem to be getting back to normal, gigs are ramping up again and we can finally get back in the studio!
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
I have transformed as an artist from the beginning to now incredibly. The growth is unmeasurable and I am so lucky to be where I am now. From my first ever live gig when I was 16 in a tiny bar with just my parents and a few friends listening to now playing amazing huge gigs, I am so grateful.
How did you come up with your latest project?
My latest project 'daydreaming' is a song with one of my longest friends Taylor Piggott. He is an incredibly talented artist and songwriter and we finally decided we wanted to get a song done together after being friends for so many years.
Where are you from originally?
I am from Hampton East in Melbourne and have been in the same place since I was born.
Where do you live now?
Living with my parents in the same house and same place, living my best life.
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
Absolutely, living near the beach gives me so much clarity. I think living in an environment that keeps you calm really helps especially with flowing lyrics easily from brain to paper!
What was the inspiration to make music your career?
The inspiration to make music my career was and always has been my little sister. She's no longer with us, but from day 1, she always encouraged me to sing and to share my voice with the people around me. I am so grateful for her.
How do you want to shape your career?
I want to shape my career so that I can pursue it full-time, but always having in mind that it is my passion and I don't ever want it to become something that I no longer love. I want it to be fun-filled and something that I can keep growing with.
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
I ALWAYS go with the flow with my music. I don't like working on a tight timeline with my creative processes simply because I feel like it then becomes stressful. I love doing what I do with as much time in my pocket as I need to make my most beautiful pieces.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
'Daydreaming' came to be the latest title of my music as it represents what we may find ourselves doing after losing love with someone, flashing back to what it used to be.
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
I feel like it is hard to let go of your music when it is done because I feel like musicians are very much perfectionists and hate releasing music if they think they could adjust it in some way to make it better. The only issue with that is, that is an unlimited process and I know even with friends of mine who are musicians, they have hundreds of incredible songs they just haven't released and shared with the world yet because they are still working on them to make them 'perfect', when music is our creative outlet, it doesn't need to be!
Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music?
I feel a huge emotional attachment to my music. I only ever write what I feel and what I experience and that in itself is emotional, especially when you play the songs back.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
Where do they go to listen NOW?
All socials! Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, Triple J Unearthed! You will find me there! Or check out my linktree where everything is linked for you: linktr.ee/sarahkabbani
What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
I honestly am so grateful for all fan reactions to music. I think the best ones are from incredible countries overseas, especially ones that I have never heard of before!
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
I have a couple bigger festival gigs coming up which I am so excited for. Festival vibes are so positive and empowering.
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?
Well, I may just have a show coming up soon..... keep posted!
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