Sarah Barrios leads with her heart on her sleeve on her second single, Mourn The Living. Pain goes hand-in-hand with exquisite pop in this emotionally wrought ballad which lays all of her talents bare. It’s that perfect shout-out to finding a way of moving on through a difficult time.
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As its title suggests she’s not remembering or reminiscing about the dead. This one’s for the ghosts of relationships, friendships and memories long gone, the whispers which remain long before any and all communication ceases.
“Whether you break up with someone or fall out with a friend, I think it’s natural to mourn the loss of someone’s presence in your life,” Sarah explains. “But there comes a point where you have to accept that, people move on and continue living and growing, and therefore you should too.”
The follow-up to her breezy, upbeat debut “I Didn’t Mean To” the LA-based songwriter is displaying her versatility. “Mourn The Living” shows a whole different side to not only her voice, but the way she tackles break-up songs. From brushing off heartbreak with her breathy vocals and the playful production of her first release, this time she’s digging deep and channeling those very real and very raw emotions into this stirring piano ballad.
Growing up in Torrington, Connecticut, as part of a musical household, Barrios’ journey to becoming an artist shouldn’t be surprising, but like many young music lovers the idea of doing this as a job seems impossible, at first. Turning her talent from songwriting into hits for other artists paid off and now she’s living out her dream, doing it for herself.
Now, with these first tracks, Sarah Barrios is making her impressive introduction to the world. She’s ready to make a real connection, sharing her music and art on her own terms.