Artist: Sarah P.
Title: Berlin During Winter
Release: January 6, 2017
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Genre-wise, Sarah’s bending between dream pop and heavy guitar and bass riffs. In her own words, “Berlin During Winter” is electro ambient-core. Lyric-wise, “Berlin During Winter” has a twofold meaning. The obvious one, as the title suggests, takes the listener on a walk through Berlin, during the cold months. Everything is gray and freezing cold. All colors are faded as if a painter mixed them with black and white tones. And as cold as Berlin gets, cold enough to even freeze the people’s emotions, it leads to the second interpretation; depression.
“I’m not new to depression. Are you?” asks Sarah. People are under constant pressure from all side. No matter if rent, food, clothes, relationships, or the worries about our public image. “How do people perceive us in the so-called ‘outside world’. We have profiles on various platforms where to get likes, we really need to put some effort. Whether profiled as snarky or cutesy or something in between, we learned which one is our good angle, which type of photos are driving more traffic to our channels, which one is our niche.” (read the full article here)
About the video:
While following the events at the current war zones, Sarah decided to make a video for “Berlin During Winter”. Although she lives in Berlin, the song’s setting is symbolical. Using public domain footage from war archives, Sarah gave “Berlin During Winter” a striking video. “We can’t undo our history, but we can learn from it and shape our future. Especially this winter it’s about time that we break from our bubble,” Sarah says. “We spent so much money on gifts and parties while knowing that people somewhere else were dying or taken their homes away. The hypocrisy levels we have hit are beyond embarrassing and it’s about time that we do something. Despite how perfect our (social media) lives may be, we shall turn around and see the world without beautifying filters. We need to roll up our sleeves and ACT NOW. Not in a superficial way, not with hashtags. This time, for real.”
- “A monumental recording” – ColoRising
- “Sarah P. lets the title of ‘Berlin During Winter’ spill over the music like a big bucket of paint, coloring the lyrics and melodies with new meaning. Each listener can bring their personal or imagined knowledge of Berlin to the listening experience, their brains jolting awake with visuals as well as sound. Making this connection between place and song shows Sarah P.’s willingness to progress and experiment as an artist. She is expressing herself but also looking beyond herself, putting her art in the context of history and expressing curiosity at human condition.” – The Berklee Groove
- “‘Berlin During Winter’ which she describes as ‘electro ambient core’ deals with depression and devastation with a plethora of electronic bleeps and ethereal voc” – Sentric Music