Keeping It to Myself: Sadye’s Sarcastic Circus Anthem
Sadye transcends the limits of experimental and mainstream alt-pop, challenging listeners and breathing new life into the genre with otherworldly mystique and uncompromising vision. From humble beginnings as a small town singer/songwriter, Sadye writes with depth and heart, often taking on unexpectedly dark and heavy themes. Inspired by her intense struggle with cancer, discovering self-worth, and dealing with toxic relationships, her lyrics are steeped in a sarcastic form of catharsis as she learns to love her literal, and figurative, scars; a theme beautifully juxtaposed by catchy, modern melodies and edgy pop production, appealing to fans of Kim Petras and Charlie XCX to Nine Inch Nails and The Weeknd.
Sadye’s debut single, “Biblical,” represents a rebirth of sorts, building on what came before, but charging forward without looking back – beautiful and catchy, yet dark and familiar, Sadye invites listeners to join her ethereal cult and indulge their deepest inhibitions. The song was added to coveted Spotify playlists including Obsessed, IT”S A BOP!, New Pop Picks, Night Pop and more as well as Apple’s New in Alternative, Amazon’s Breakthrough Pop, Girl Squad and Tidal’s Future Sounds.
Her second single “Dark Side” is an enthralling love song. Sadye shares, “I was falling in love and I wanted to know everything. Not everyone just rips themselves wide open right away, and having to be patient was healthy but it was killing me. I wanted to write about it in the most honest way I could and I wanted to be dramatic because I am.”
Sadye’s latest track “Keep It To Myself” was produced by Slush Puppy (Leah Kate, Nessa Barrett) and is a bouncy alt pop banger complete with catchy synth melodies and driving 808s that lay the foundation for the anthemic, sarcastic hook. Sadye confides “I wrote it about the same relationship I talked about in my first release, Biblical. I was embarrassed to be stuck in a loop with this person, sneaking them out of my apartment. The song is definitely me sarcastically biting back, telling them I know it isn’t love and all the non-feelings are mutual. Slush Puppy came in and produced it out. He gave me the f*ck boy, circus anthem of my dreams.”