BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Anthemic New Dead Sara Single ‘Anybody’
LA’s Dead Sara having been making the scene for about a decade, during that time logging appearances on Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and even an episode of Vampire Diaries. But they seem particularly poised to infiltrate the zeitgeist with a fantastic new EP, Temporary Things Taking Up Space (which we’d love to think is a metaphor for the current presidential administration), out this Friday.
BlackBook premieres here the third track from the EP, the anthemic, chillingly visceral “Anybody” – with singer Emily Armstrong powerfully, emotionally intoning, “I’m lost you’re lost / But you know we’re not lonely.” With its lush, melancholy synths and wall of fuzzed out guitars, it’s veritably a new paradigm of the dark, gritty pop they’ve come to be known for (think: the sonic grandiosity of Garbage + the explosive passion of Lykke Li).
“For this EP we took a more colorful approach,” Armstrong explains. “Sonically, we experimented with drum machines, synthesizers, and new guitar sounds; and lyrically we focused a lot more on the songwriting than before. Combining the two worlds of colorful sonics and meaningful lyrics feels complete to us, and is something we are very proud of. It’s different, but more like us than ever.”