After yahoo music identified her as ‘an artist to watch’ a few years back I have had my eye on Sara Melson for some time now, and yesterday she released her new song ‘El Matador Beach’.
Check out the video premiere here:
The indie singer-songwriter, Harvard-educated daughter of two college professors, yoga instructor, and former actress (The Wonder Years, Beverly Hills 90210) and ballerina has had her music featured on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy; she has also shared the stage with an impressive range of musicians (Ben Folds, Juliana Hatfield, Ben Lee, Silversun Pickups, Neil Halstead, Lissie, Inara George, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
Her debut album, Dirty Mind, came out on Nettwerk in 2008, followed by a second full-length, A Million White Stars, in 2013. Now the talented Americana troubadour has completed her third album, Safe and Sound, with producer Rick Parker (Lord Huron, the Raveonettes, BRMC, Joseph Arthur), for a September release via Nashville’s Tone Tree Music, and Yahoo Music is excited to share the album’s first music video, for “El Matador Beach.”
El Matador Beach, which is located north of Malibu, is a special place for Melson, who tells Yahoo Music this song and video were “inspired by the sound and feel of the waves, whose steady inhale and exhale are like deep yogic breaths. A rumination on life, death, the fleeting nature of youth, and the passage of time – the only constant throughout our brief, ever-changing lives is the cyclical power and majesty of nature.”