Sarah Connolly’s Favourites

North East-based songstress and all-round wonderful soul Sarah Connolly just released her latest single ‘Heading South’, an introspective and pensive piece of soulful folk pop, which gave us all the more reason to have a chat with her about music, inspirations and her favourite songs! Enjoy this fun read.

Where do you find new music?

It’s such a bulls eye shot to go to a gig and absolutely love the support act who you’ve never heard of! Apart from that, most of my friends are musicians so we’re always sending links and showing each other new music. Shazam is also a god send!

What is your favourite place to listen and write music?

I love to listen to music outdoors, whether I’m camping, sitting in the garden or live at an outdoor gig/festival. I think the surrounding sounds of the city or a running river can compliment a song in a way nothing else can. I like to be at home when I write, it’s my safe space where I can dare to try new things and get creative.

What activity are you unable to do without music?

Cook, but then I can’t really cook with music either! I’ve never been a very good cook but music definitely makes the process less boring.

What are your favourite things to do besides music?

I love the outdoors. Mountain hiking, camping and beer gardens! Send me to the lakes or the Scottish highlands any day!

What are your current Top 10 Songs?

Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Biffy Clyro – Re-arrange
Stevie Nicks – Crystal
Lianne La Havas – Green and Gold
Etta James – I’d Rather go Blind
Haim – Want you back
Norah Jones – I wouldn’t need you
Maggie Rogers – Light On
Joni Mitchell – A case of you

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