PREMIERE: Sarah Belkner and Merpire's cover of Sylvan Esso's "Die Young" will floor you. Emotion and intrigue for days. Recorded for The Newsagency Sessions, Sydney
Last week we were delighted to premiere a stunning cover of Sir Cliff Richard's hit We Don't Talk Anymore performed by Sydney songstresses Sarah Belkner and Alison Avron. The song was performed as part of a series that Sarah is hosting at the gorgeous Sydney music venue, The Newsagency, which incidentally just moved into a brand new space in Annandale.
The second installment from this four part series features Sarah belting out another pearler - this time with Merpire, the 2015 Telstra Road To Discover winner, and singer/songwriter on the rise. Her voice is nothing short of wowtown, and when accompanied by Sarah Belkner, this cover of Die Young by Californian duo Sylvan Esso will have you feeling all the feels.
For the last three years artist and producer Sarah Belkner has had a residency at Sydney's The Newsagency where she invites other artists to showcase their talent, and create mesmerising duets. Delightfully, Music Love will exclusively be premiering each new track every Thursday!
Sarah Belkner is an extremely dedicated music maker. She recently released a gorgeous record called But You Are But It Has (we interviewed her about that here), and while her solo work is nothing short of captivating, one of the unique things about Sarah is her beautiful embrace of other artists. She has played as a session musician for many Australian artists such as Chet Faker, Sarah Blasko and Olympia - all of whom sing her praises. Not only that, for the last three years Sarah has had a residency at Sydney's cosy music venue, The Newsagency where she invites other artists to showcase their talent, and then together they create and release mesmerising duets. In the past, Sarah has offered spots to such talent as All Our Exes' Kate Wighton, MAPLES. Abby Dobson and NGAIIRE.
This year, it has been announced that Sarah is back for her fourth year running, this time alongside Alison Avron, Merpire and Sydney bands The Danaides (formerly the ALCOHOTLICKS) and Diamond Duck.
Be sure to tune in for next Thursday when Sarah's full band will record with The Danaids. What a treat.
The Newsagency Sessions Guest Artists 2017. More info here
Sarah will be teaming up with the following:
WED 16th August - Alison Avron *Official Opening of The Newsagency!*
WED 23rd August - Merpire
WED 30th Aug - Danaiides + Sarah Belkner w/ full band
WED 5th Sept - Diamond Duck
Tickets $25/$20 conc.
Season pass: All four sessions for $75