Sadie‘s debut EP, Nowhere, is out June 21.
Brooklyn-based producer and songwriter Anna Schwab aka sadie is ready to release her debut EP, Nowhere, co-produced by Wet‘s Joe Valle and Maya Laner of True Blue. Following the ethereal hyperpop ballad “4AM,” the classically trained artist is now unveiling the second single and title track off the EP, “Nowhere.” A cut that confirms that, in her own words, she’s “always been drawn to sad songs that make you want to dance.”
““Nowhere” is sort of about listlessness, and about the slippery quality of emotions—it’s about feeling a sense of purpose and joie de vivre for a moment, and losing it the minute you feel it,” she explains. “I usually find the minute I name, or recognize, a feeling—it’s gone. And then the memory of the feeling, and the desire to feel it again, makes its absence more acute. I wrote the song in early spring. I find the world takes on a sort of manic happiness and electric hum at the first signs of spring, and it’s always the time of year when I feel the most low. ‘April is the cruelest month,’ as TS Eliot says. So I wanted to juxtapose those feelings with bubblegum melodies and the sort of ice-cream truck inspired synths you hear in the background, to help capture that sense of dissonance.”
Watch the video, shot, directed, and edited by Matt Hixon, below.