Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Sally Louise draws from her own experiences when writing and singing her music. She crafts reflective lyrics and captivating melodies evocative of Joni Mitchell, Weyes Blood, and Maggie Rogers to create an atmosphere that envelops her audience. Her greatest musical inspirations come from the folk movement of the 60s and 70s, the strophic folk tradition, as well as contemporary lofi and sound sampling. After a decade of performing opera across the US and Europe, she has returned to songwriting – the art form that made her want to be a musician from the age of 12. Since her debut single, Milky Blue – which was released in July 2020 – she has been featured in Floated Magazine, Rochester City News, and performed in the international CommUNITY Arts & Wellness Festival. Her debut album, My Hands Are On Fire, which will be released May 14, 2021, is a reflection on finding balance within the duality of the self. Questioning what it means to be a spiritual being in a physical form, embodying both the divine feminine and masculine and holding onto a sense of self within the confines of an abusive relationship are explored in her lyrics and compositions.