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Pop Rock Folk Singer-Songwriter Sarah McGowan Uses Flipagram and Facebook to Preview All Ten Songs from Debut Album ‘For Whom They Sing'
(Published: January 27, 2016)


For Immediate Release                                                                                              
January 27, 2016

 
"...An exciting pop approach to her music without giving up her folksy songwriting edge"

Pop Rock Folk Singer-Songwriter Sarah McGowan Uses Flipagram and Facebook to Preview All Ten Songs from Debut Album ‘For Whom They Sing'

"It's on par with recent efforts by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson"

Exclusive Premieres run via Huffington Post, Elmore, more
NYC Concert Set for 2/3

Pop/Rock/Folk singer-Songwriter Sarah McGowan has utilized Flipagram and Facebook to premiere excerpts from each of the ten songs on her acclaimed debut full-length album ‘For Whom They Sing'. Spanning a ten-day period, and accompanied by a ten-second still video and a brief narrative about each track, McGowan's special online preview can be seen/heard here:

Williamsburg Boy: https://flipagram.com/f/g...
A Good Man: https://flipagram.com/f/h...
For Whom They Sing: https://flipagram.com/f/h...
Full Moon Kids: https://flipagram.com/f/h...
I Think I Want Him: https://flipagram.com/f/h...
Indian Summer: https://flipagram.com/f/h...
Molly: https://flipagram.com/f/h...
Desperate As You: https://flipagram.com/f/i...
When I Come Home: https://flipagram.com/f/i...
Young Bride: https://flipagram.com/f/i...

McGowan will perform at Fontana's in New York City on February 3rd - ticket information here:
http://www.bandsintown.co...

Reviewers have compared McGowan's album to "recent efforts by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson", and Huffington Post, Elmore Magazine and other outlets gave a taste of McGowan's engaging, sundry sound via exclusive premieres, below. Inspired by such diverse artists as The Strokes, Amy Winehouse and The Ronettes, McGowan says  "My goal with this album was to have every song sound unique and have a little "edge", whether it is through a quirky lyric or an unusual instrument in the mix."

The Record-Journal - (Meriden, CT) -
Cd Review, By Jim Pasinski 1/15 http://jpsmusicblog.blogs...

First up from Darien, CT, comes the full-length debut album from Sarah McGowan titled "For Whom They Sing." She delivers an exciting pop approach to her music without giving up her folksy songwriting edge. Her voice and style have been compared to Natalie Merchant, but she has a fun innocence to her songs as in "Williamsburg Boy" and "Full Moon Kids." She delivers the dark moving rock ballads "For Who They Sing" and "Indian Summer" that balances her up-beat pop/rock side. She brings in a classic Motown sound with the retro girl group feel of "Desperate As You" and closes with the simple plea of never being a "Young Bride." To find out more about Sarah McGowan and her latest release "For Whom They Sing," please visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/sarahmcgowan...

ELMORE MAGAZINE EXCLUSIVE: Sarah McGowan Shares Two Tracks off Co-Produced New Album 12/2/15 FULL ARTICLE HERE:
http://www.elmoremagazine...

Listen to two of McGowan's new tracks below. "A Good Man" is "about the concept of what a ‘good man' is and how you could be with someone who everyone thinks is so wonderful, but still not be happy with him. So I'm considering the alternative-finding someone who isn't necessarily a ‘good guy', but rather someone who makes me happy."
https://soundcloud.com/sa...
"Desperate As You" is "about being in the same room with a girl your guy used to date and feeling that awkward tension. The lyrics are light and pop-y, and I think the old school vibe of the song is a really fun contrast to the content."
https://soundcloud.com/sa...

MEDLEYVILLE - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND SONG PREMIERE  12/1/15
IN A NEW YORK GROOVE - Sarah McGowan hones her craft and debut album in Gotham By Chris Junior
http://medleyville.us/12-...
‘FULL MOON KIDS' PREMIERE: https://soundcloud.com/sa...

HUFFINGTON POST - Exclusive Video Premiere
9/29/15, by Michael Ragogna
http://www.huffingtonpost...

AXS/EXAMINER - INTERVIEW  By Laurie Fanelli 10/22/15
Q&A: Sarah McGowan talks 'For Whom They Sing'
**READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE:
http://www.axs.com/q-a-sa...


As Co-Producer of her debut full-length album, McGowan reveals an array of strengths, ranging from her exploration of diverse musical styles to her technical savvy, to her thoughtful approach to the overall concept. Ultimately, it's an impressive ten-song collection that evokes the self-assuredness, intelligence and melodic craft of Natalie Merchant's breakthrough solo CD, ‘Tigerlily'. From the stark "A Good Man" to McGowan's ‘bitch rock' track "Desperate as You" (inspired by Amy Winehouse and Har Mar Superstar)...from the heavy truth of "Young Bride" to the indie-pop werewolves of "Full Moon Kids," to the Apache Native American-driven "For Whom They Sing," McGowan's album is a deep, diverse statement from a witty artist with talent to spare.

McGowan's keen eye for style and fashion are on display in her visually arresting clip for focus track ‘When I Come Home'.  YouTube link is here:
https://www.youtube.com/w...
 
More About Sarah McGowan:
Sarah began writing songs at the age of 14, performing her first original piece at a high school composition concert in her hometown of Darien, CT in 2007. She continued to write and perform locally. In 2010, Sarah began attending New York University, pursuing a B.A. in Music and Spanish. In the fall of her freshman year (2010), she made her New York City debut, playing at The Red Lion. Sarah played there 2-3 times a year between 2010 and 2012.
In 2013, she lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 4 months and studied Latin American music, as well as how to play the charango, a South American stringed instrument. Living in South America was a huge inspiration for Sarah's music.
When Sarah returned to the US in the summer of 2013, she began interning under producer J Chris Griffin at Engine Room Audio in Manhattan and learned music production and engineering. Around this time, Sarah started to evolve her musical style, graduating from the pop, Taylor Swift-inspired music of her teens to an edgier rock/folk style. She describes her sound as "sweet with an edge". Sarah's songs are heavily inspired by such musical acts as Florence + the Machine, Feist, Regina Spektor, and Joni Mitchell.
Sarah released her first EP of original songs, Indian Summer, on January 27th, 2015 and continues to play NYC venues such as Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, and Pete's Candy Store.
When not playing music, Sarah enjoys cooking vegetarian food, baking, reading, and chilling with her cat, Pancake.

A U.S. tour is in the planning stages, and details will be announced soon.

Visit:
http://www.sarahmcgowanmu...
https://www.facebook.com/...

More Information: http://www.sarahmcgowanmusic.com


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