We were completely enraptured by Brooklyn-based dark pop artist Sara Kendall back in July by her track See Through, and she’s been consistently putting us under her spell by sharing tracks in the lead up to the release of her forthcoming EP Comply.
She now shares the cinematic visual accompaniment to the title track, funded by a Kickstarter campaign noted as “The music video will be a haunting portrayal of thoughts, feelings, and reactions collected as a woman in the current social climate.“. With a hauntingly beautiful voice and a distinctly refined vision, we caught up with her to get further insight into her mind.
Hey Sara! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. To start with, how would describe your sound and how you came to it?
I feel like the sound just happened. I write from a raw place and I think the music follows suit of the lyrics. This EP is dark, reflective, and cinematic.
Can you narrow it down to a song, album or artist that inspired you to start writing music?
The way I started writing was more of a therapeutic thing for me. I can’t say it was a song or artist. I started writing seriously when my dad got sick with cancer.
What influences your music that we wouldn’t expect?
Books, personal experience, architecture, Victorian era.
The visuals for Comply mimic the lavish and cinematic atmosphere of your music, can you speak any more to the motivation behind them both?
It was really important for me to co-direct and co-produce the music video for Comply alongside Sam Granados. We used a female based team to create visuals that reflect the feeling like you need to comply as a woman, even when you don’t want to. I want the video to continue the very important discussion that surrounds our current social climate. I want to spread awareness and to let people know they are not alone in their experience. We had so much help from crowdfunding to make the vision come to life and I am so grateful for that.
Can you tell us something about yourself that we might not know already?
I used to do Tae Keon Do and got my black belt when I was 9!
What can we look forward to from you next?
I’m really excited to write new music and after doing this music video, creating more visuals to reflect the music. This experience has opened a new world for me that I am super eager to delve into further.