Hello and welcome to DIY’s introducing feature, Get To Know… getting you a little bit closer to the buzziest new acts that have been catching our eye as of late, and working out what makes them tick.
Recently we’ve met fast-rising bedroom-pop artist girlhouse, Brighton seven-piece KEG, Saddest Factory Records signee Sloppy Jane, iann dior, and now we’re introducing you to Canadian newcomer Abby Sage.
Fresh off of releasing her dreamy debut EP ‘Fears Of Yours & Mine’ earlier this month, she says of the project, “With some of the past songs that I put out, I always made them and then asked other people’s opinion. But with this project, it’s completely different. It feels like it ’s mine and that takes away the fear.”
We sent her over some qs to find out a lil’ more about her!
Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
Playing in my basement with my dad. The earliest memory is when we wrote a song about the Harry Potter series since my sister & I were so into it at the time. We wrote and recorded a whole song about Draco Malfoy.
Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out (and why)?
Florence & the Machine was a big one. I was so drawn to her honesty which is what I hold the highest when it comes to writing and performing.
You’re from Toronto and are now in LA! What do you think of the music scenes there at the moment?
Definitely depends on what you make of it. I feel at home working in Toronto & here definitely feels more new. I’m heading to London in a week to write. I love it there & have half of my family there too.
Are there any other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?
Can’t think of anyone atm but a lot of cool acts coming up right now! A big movement in genrebending which I can always get behind. I hear it in the new Boylife record, which I love with all my heart.
Who would be your dream collaborator?
Pussy Riot, Bruno Mars, Pink, Phil Collins, all in one song.
Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to this year?
Going to London definitely. I’ve also been diving into animation and digital art so excited to see where that takes me.
If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?
A good cry and divorce.