NO CRIME is out.
Michelle Sarah’s “No Crime” is a 60s Motown soul-inspired anthem with a potent message in the now. As she cites, we are often conditioned to be ashamed of or shy about our feelings, this song is an invitation to feel, a statement that it's ok to feel or to cry, to be in your emotions if you need to be. Working with producer Steve Berlin, the song was beautifully augmented with pristine horn arrangements, nostalgic guitar lines, and lush backing vocals. As a testament to the human experience and taking in all of its ebbs and flows, the third single off her forthcoming album resonates with folks from all walks of life and is a must-listen no matter where you are in your journey.
MY EVERYTHING is everything!
Michelle Sarah has dropped her second single with Color Red! The breezy, feel-good track, "My Everything," debuted on Friday, November 27th. It enlists members of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, ManyColors, grammy award winning Grupo Fantasma, and more in her backing band. Michelle worked with producer Steve Berlin (of Los Lobos) to create an electrifying love song that is rich in horn arrangements and an in-the-pocket rhythm section. With lyrics that speak to a love that creates a reality better than any dream and explores the world in front of you through the eyes of a deep heart experience. Michelle shares about a budding love adventure that is both heartfelt and resilient. She wrote the tune during one of her first trips to New Orleans and the adventures and experiences that led to the city becoming one of her favorite in the country. There is a New Orleans inspired section in the song that is one of several highlights of the many different areas of musical influence seen throughout Michelle's writing for this album. “I write about a lot of things, this one is about a love when it feels safe, invincible, playful and inspiring...” she says of the track, “...when it feels like it is everything you’ve been looking or waiting for.”
The TRUTH is yours
Michelle Sarah's debut single “Truth” was released Friday, August 28th on Color Red! The commanding, heart-felt track reminds us that we have the power to rise, the power to focus on what serves us on a whole but also, most importantly, to focus on what serves us on a soul level, what serves us at the heart and how doing so creates a better situation for all. Michelle enlisted Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, to produce her upcoming album. His acute sense of production in tandem with Michelle’s eloquent songwriting prowess helped craft the track into a carefully honed foundation of wah-wah guitar vamps, committed horn punches, and pocket grooves to allow her vocals to really soar. This track is lyrically potent, especially in the now. Michelle talks of not giving your soul away just to make ends meet and how we often find ourselves distracted from what is most important in life, how we exist and show up in life hiding behind our masks (she meant that metaphorically at the time, that line has now, of course, taken on much more of a meaning). "Truth" features DJ Williams (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Shots Fired), Eric Imbrociano, Eric Luba, Tim Philpott, and the tight-knit horn section of Grupo Fantasma. Michelle Sarah will release her debut album on Color Red in the coming months with additional singles on the way!
What they say.
“Vocals that could bring sunshine out in the rain… “ –Philadelphia Weekly
“Her soulful range drew to mind Susan Tedeschi and Grace Potter but her dance moves and connection with the audience made her more accessible…” –Music Marauders
Seven Days calls Michelle Sarah “Soul food… with a sly, bring-the-party stage presence and impressive pipes that slap you with soul!"
"...new modern soul hope, Michelle Sarah." -Funky Astronaut Magazine