Our Artist of the week is Sarah Carvalho.
At just 19 years old, Sarah Carvalho, a queer and non-binary indie-folk artist and actor, is making waves with their deeply personal and emotional music. With their featured track ‘play pretend,’ they have captured the essence of unrequited love and the struggles of being queer in a world that often fails to understand.
Sarah Carvalho, started their career as an actor, shining in West End productions. However, their artistic journey didn’t stop there. They sought new ways to express their unique perspective and emotions, eventually finding solace in music. Sarah‘s music is an intimate exploration of their inner world, with intricate and poetic lyrics and delicate vocals that resonate with universal queer and trans experiences. Growing up without representation and struggling with feelings of shame, Sarah is determined to create a space where queer individuals can feel seen and heard.
‘Play pretend‘ is not just a song; it’s an emotional journey. This track was born in the confines of Sarah’s bedroom, from a single lyric that had been brewing in their mind for months. It tells the story of unrequited love for a straight best friend, a feeling many in the LGBTQ+ community can relate to. The song captures the pain of hiding one’s true feelings, serving as a poignant reminder of the emotional complexities queer individuals face.
Listen to ‘play pretend’ here:
Sarah‘s lyrical prowess shines through in ‘play pretend.’ The song is a message to all those who have felt invisible, a rallying cry to shed the cloak of shame and speak their truth. It’s a testament to the power of music in creating spaces where marginalized voices can find solace and connection.
If you’re eager to experience Sarah Carvalho‘s music first-hand, you’re in luck as they have some exciting live performances lined up, including the Bright Nights Gig on the 1st of November, a Support Act for Eden J Howell’s Headline on the 8th of November, a Support Act for Lea G’s Headline on the 16th of November, and a Trans Charity line-up for Burnt Toast at Katzspace on the 21st of November. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this rising star in the indie-folk scene and be a part of a community that celebrates authenticity and emotional expression.
Follow Sarah Carvalho journey here: