Abby Sage is the emerging artist who is exploding onto the scene with her brand new acoustic cut, “Residing In The Sky”. Serving up other-worldly vocals that captivate upon the first note, listeners will get lost in the artist’s spellbinding narrative on self-love. Accompanied by a music video that is washed over a rosy red hue, the project becomes all the more beautiful.
“This song will always be special to me. It marked a time in my personal journey where I really started to self prioritise,” explains Abby. “The writing expresses that, “making love to my future,” “holding hands with my progress,” “I’m residing in the sky, please please don’t find me.” I felt so light after finishing this song like it was something I needed to get out in order to start a new chapter for myself.”
Upon the release of “Residing In The Sky”, the artist sat down to discuss her upcoming EP and how her time spent around the States influenced her sound. Head below to read the interview…
You have spent time in both LA and Toronto, do you think this has had an influence on your sound?
I would say so. Both places inspire very different themes. Usually, when I am in Toronto I spend a lot of time alone, which breeds a more introspective batch of songs. In LA I feel more explorative, often writing outside of myself and taking in what’s going on around me.
You made your beginnings on Soundcloud, what was that experience like?
I would write and upload minute-long snippets of songs in middle and high school just for a place to keep ideas originally. They were all just recorded as voice notes and honestly sounded awful. As amateur as it was, it felt therapeutic and also got me comfortable with slowly letting people hear my innermost thoughts.
Who would you cite as your musical influences?
I would definitely cite the lovely Angel Olsen, a big one. Additionally, I would say Jessica Pratt, she’s always had a special place in my heart.
Congratulations on the release of “Residing In The Sky”! Talks us through the meaning behind the track!
Thank you! This song will always be special to me. It marked a time in my personal journey where I really started to self prioritise. The writing expresses that, “making love to my future,” “holding hands with my progress,” “I’m residing in the sky, please please don’t find me.” I felt so light after finishing this song like it was something I needed to get out in order to start a new chapter for myself.
It comes from your upcoming EP “Fears of Yours & Mine.” What type of process went into creating the EP?
I was alone for a lot of it. I was in Toronto and had gathered together a plentiful amount of ideas; half-produced tracks, voice notes, progressions etc. I was ready to tell my story, and that period of solitude was what I needed to get it out. I would go to the studio basically every day, go home, pace around the kitchen, listen to the songs, write more, and do it again the next day. During the month-long trip, I had let go of someone who I loved, which became a huge part of it as well. I really had a lot to write about.
You collaborated with Jeff Hazin for the project! How did this partnership come about?
We met a few years back through mutual friends who had set us up to work together in Toronto. We’ve spent a lot of time together since, and he’s become one of my closest friends. He pushes me to create so honestly and understands exactly what I want from a song even when it starts with a 3 AM voice note I send that makes absolutely no sense. He gets it out of me.
Do you have a particular artist you would like to collaborate with in the future?
Mura Masa, James Blake, JUNGLE. I want to work with artists who are pretty contrasting from myself because that’s what I tend to look for in other collaborations.
What is next for you?
I am currently working on the next project and feeling really good about the direction of this one since that was something I was struggling with for a little. It’s hard to predetermine what your next chapter is going to look like. Just watching everything unfold around me and releasing music that I care so much about feels amazing.