There's a quiet (and sometimes not-so-quiet) intensity to Sarah Walk's songs that will catch people unawares this year as she makes her bid for stardom.
The Minneapolis singer's songs are big, soaring things that deal in similarly hefty issues (heartbreak, loss, drugs) – but it's Walk's fierce yet soulful delivery that lands the decisive blow.
Walk's recent single Wake Me Up, about addiction and feeling "trapped by someone's influence and power,” is as direct and forceful as a shot across the bows – a cinematic pop-rock track of roiling righteousness. Before that came Keep On Dreaming and Maybe Someday, two quieter meditations on love that are no less affecting in their simplicity.
Walk hasn't exactly come out of nowhere. She's worked with and toured alongside Laura Mvula and Gallant. But she has been biding her time since graduating from Berklee College Of Music. Now, armed with stories from the school of hard knocks and with an album produced by Steve Brown (Laura Mvula, Rumer), Walk is ready to become one of 2017's breakthrough acts.
Check out exclusive performances of Wake Me Up in the player above and Let Me Try in the player below.
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