YouTube sensation turned recording-artist.
Sarah Close has been performing covers of various artists and songs on YouTube for years now. If anything, you would have struggled to not of seen one of her many covers on a social media platform – even if you have no idea who she is, you most definitely would have heard her voice.
Sarah has finally got herself to a stage where releasing her own music is something she can do. She released Call Me Out as a single on the third of March. The Single received a resounding response, prompting a lot of support from her ever-growing fan base and the YouTube community that is really a testament to her ambition, proving that hard work pays off.
Fast-forward to the fourteenth of April, and Sarah Close drops her brand new EP Caught Up; a collection of four songs including Call Me Out. The EP, much like the single, has once more had an overwhelming response, people love it and are excited to see Sarah keep progressing in the industry.
I am a big fan of Call Me Out and the titular Caught Up, however the two tracks which follow seem to disappoint. That’s not to say they are not good songs and you shouldn’t listen to them, quite the contrary; they are actually great songs, just not to my taste. The EP works really well as a complete piece. The four tracks together is what makes it so strong and you really get a sense of the time investment that has been put into it by Sarah.
Overall, as a first EP, I feel like it does everything it should; it has given Sarah a platform to establish herself as a recording artist and not just a cover artist. That’s a fantastic feat which should never be underestimated. This should be a message to all other artists who want to make it in the industry – you can start off anywhere, but as long as you put in the work, you give yourself every opportunity to make it in the industry. Just like Sarah is currently doing.