TRACK REVIEW: Sarah Johnsone – Selfish Mind | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Following the success of her previous track Sofia, Sarah Johnsone releases another idiosyncratic, captivating single in Selfish Mind. The love-child of jazz, indie and post-punk, Selfish Mind is a perfect hybrid of various genres.

It starts out slow, tentative and warm-hearted, like an amalgamation of dodie and Chloe Ament. As it progresses it becomes faster and more urgent, before coming to a magnificently messy close mirroring the devastating end of a broken relationship. Sarah’s vocals, as she soulfully tells her heartbreaking story, are somewhat reminiscent of Amy Winehouse whilst simultaneously retaining an alt. rock edge. The upbeat guitar and drumbeat create a façade of positivity, making the listener want to dance despite the dark nature of the lyrics. Selfish Mind is certainly one-of-a-kind.


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