Equipped with only a keyboard and looping machine, Golley is able to achieve a moody opulence rare among solo artists.”

Devon Antonetti, Village Voice 2017

In 2012, Sarah Golley attended a festival in New York City in which Fiona Apple performed. She was so enthralled and inspired by her vulnerability on stage that she decided to learn all of Fiona’s songs as a piano exercise. Through this, Sarah began to write her own music, which proved to work through the challenges and changes in her life after graduating college.  With a goal to perform an original song in public, she began her career as an indie musician, but her performance roots dig deep.

Sarah began her journey into the performing arts with tap dancing. Next, she began piano lessons, and soon after that she began singing in several esteemed choirs.  She’s always been a fan of musical theater, and has performed in many shows  (Spring Awakening, The Full Monty, Rock of Ages, Gypsy).  She studied classical voice, and graduated from The Hartt School of music with a degree in music education/ vocal emphasis. Sarah has spent the last four years teaching music at a special education school in Connecticut.

In 2015, Sarah began to arrange and record her songs by herself, in her living room, using Garageband.  These recordings became her release “Weaving the Pieces.” Through this process, Sarah was able to break away from the musical structures she felt trapped behind, and incorporate several aspects of her various stylistic backgrounds. She’s no stranger to many different genres, and her training always manages to find its way into her art.
 

The singer simultaneously establishes a narrative of strength and angst- a dichotomy she maintains throughout her music- while offering rich sonic textures.”

Devon Antonetti, Village Voice 2017

Sarah tries to live her life with a strong vulnerability. She feels she’s always existed in the in-between, embodying qualities of different sides, being simultaneously both and neither. She knows there must be people out there who relate to this feeling, and hopes her music reaches them the same way she’s been reached by artists like Fiona Apple.  The only way to heal yourself is to embrace your truth, and the only way to heal others is to share that truth, whole-heartedly, without shame or inhibition.
Through our art we find out truths”

Sarah Golley, "Structures of Us"