Agoura Hills, CA (PressExposure) November 18, 2008 -- Singer/songwriter Sarah Hethcoat is set to release her new EP âNobody Likes a Bullyâ on October 27, 2008. Produced by Dave Cobb (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chris Cornell), musically, for the entire EP, Cobb looked to the 60s for inspiration. Drums were covered in sheets, the way Ringo Starr used to do to give them that muted âhandsyâ sound. The sound channels influences from David Bowie to the Bee Gees to Phil Spector and The Ronnettes to Cream to even Lou Reed.
The track âI Got Youâ is the pivotal song on the EP. There is a very personal story that goes with the song, excising demons so to speak, and musically itâs where the tone and direction of the entire EP came from. The song is the springboard for everything, musically and lyrically on the album. Although it began as a vulnerable and painful ballad, she and Cobb flipped it entirely on its head and turned it into an empowering song where itâs not coming from the point of view of someone who feels like they are a helpless victim, but someone who has triumphed through the adversity and feels the vindication from letting go. Those attitudes and tones carry through to songs like the tongue in cheek âI Hate You,â where she recognizes the nonsense of gamesmanship and then culminates in the ballad âStrongâ where she sings, âCause I know better now, strong girl knows better now.â
Hethcoatâs songs are less about simple stories of relationships than they are about recognition of growth in oneself. Theyâre all very reflective. They center on learning to love and growing from the trials and tribulations that come with the territory. âA New Dayâ is another key song on the EP because itâs consistent with the hope and growth that really does resonate throughout the EP. In fact, Hethcoatâs mother was the inspiration for the song.
Highly praised, âYou Tease Meâ is the only acoustic track that was left as a representation of how Hethcoat has been working her songs for the past year-- stripped down to just her and a guitarist. Over the past 12 months, she has played them all live acoustically and re-worked them. When it came time to produce this song, she wanted to leave it as isâraw and full of flavor.
Now, Hethcoat can be seen all over Southern California showcasing her live music and promoting the new EP available on iTunes. Additionally, TV shows have shown interest in licensing her music and her debut and sophmore EPs have licensed tracks âShow Meâ and âEvery Timeâ on MTVâs hit TV show âThe Hillsâ this past year.
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