Sarah P.’s new single “Who Am I” is out now. The song’s video premiered earlier this week via Highsnobiety. The Berlin-based Greek artist describes the title song of her upcoming debut album as “an ode to humanity, the world we live in and our importance (or unimportance) as individuals and/or as a whole.” (Read her full statement here)
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“Who Am I” is the second single and the title song of Sarah P.’s upcoming solo debut album. Style wise, the song is a mix of jungle, house and pop. Carried by its whimsical vocals, “Who Am I” is a complex song with a complex meaning. According to Sarah, it’s an ode to “humanity, the world we live in and our importance (or unimportance) as individuals and/or as a whole”.
For the music video, Sarah turned to Italian director Oirot Buntot. The visuals were shot at the Teatro Rossi Aperto in Pisa. The beautiful location, the actors and the dancers, Oirot’s beautiful storytelling and Sarah’s music – all pieces of a puzzle that, when put together, paint a picture of a philosophical question people have been asking themselves for thousands of years; “Who am I and where I come from?”
- “Who Am I” – Single Details:
- Single Release: March 31, 2017
- Label: EraseRestart
- Music & Lyrics: Sarah P.
- Produced by Sarah P. & George Priniotakis
- Mixed & mastered by George Priniotakis at Artracks Studios Athens
- Video: YouTube (directed by Oirot Buntot)
- “Sarah P.’s “Who Am I” Is a Piece of Pitch-Perfect Jungle-Pop” – Highsnobiety (UK)
- “Sarah P.’s “We can always count on Sarah P. to deliver music that pushes the boundaries of art as well, not to mention is ripe with thought-provoking substance. Questioning the idea of roots and identity, the Berlin-based singer unveils her video for the single ‘Who Am I’. “ – ColoRising (USA)
- “Minimalist-bombastic pop electronic dance” – FYH (PL)
- “Ambitious pop packed with dreamy melodies “ – NBHAP (DE)
- “Dark, dreamy, an ode to humanity” – Andro (GR)
- “Who Am I” / Video Stills:
Director Oirot Bunto states: I shot the video in the Teatro Rossi Aperto, an abandoned then squatted, 250-years-old Italian late-baroque theatre in Pisa. It’s a stunning place and it’s wonderful how perfectly it fits with the increasing rhythm of “Who am I”. This is my very first professional experience and I’m proud I made it with Sarah P. – and I’m also happy, of course. I would like to thank all the people that struggle every day to keep the Teatro Rossi Aperto open, and all my friends that participated, and Sarah for this opportunity and amazing experience.
Sarah P. states: “I go on saying that we live in a world of broken values and ethics. What we used to know as right seems to fade – sometimes for a good reason, some others to take us back to scary times. Good things happen, bad things happen – but we’re spinning so fast. We struggle to keep up – at least I do. And as you already know, I believe that going back to our roots and revisiting our history might help us to see and act clearer. Already with my previous song, “Berlin During Winter”, I talked to you about how I see things – how I don’t see a point in repeating mistakes and the importance of introspection.
That question – who am I? So simple, yet so emotionally charged. I went on for years asking who am I and where do I belong. I always felt connected to my Greek roots, but disconnected from Greece’s modern society. I always wanted to fly away from my mother land’s nest. When I did, I realised that people, in the exact moment they would learn that I’m Greek, they would reduce me to that, when all I wanted was to take bits and pieces of all cultures and be a real citizen of the world. However, it seems like my heritage can’t let me be what I want to be – and I don’t blame it a single bit.”