Indie-rock artist CARR releases her brand-new single, “Sarasota,” a track lifted from her forthcoming EP, TV Boyfriends.
TV Boyfriends was mixed by Charlie Park (Smallpools, lovelytheband) and produced by CARR’s longtime collaborators and friends Jimmy Keely, Gehring Miller, Luke Wild, Christian Medice, Zach Fogarty, Sean Kennedy, Max Hershenow, Peter Thomas, and Chrome Sparks.
Explaining the song, CARR says, “I wrote ‘Sarasota’ about a real experience I had when I was staying with my boyfriend (at the time) and his family. It was the end of our relationship, and everything was super messy and falling apart so it’s about the reality of that situation. I wrote it as I was calmly observing our situation with vengeful vulnerability, as the other person was fully losing their mind in frustration.”
Last year, CARR released her debut album, I’m Just Bored, a collection of indie-rock songs spanning the gap between the ‘000s pop-punk of Avril Lavigne and the muscular pop-punk of Machine Gun Kelly, all laced with traces of bedroom production.
With more than 5,000,000 streams on Spotify, as well as over 99,000 monthly listeners, CARR has been featured in elite outlets such as Atwood Magazine, Ones To Watch, and Under The Radar, along with appearing on Spotify’s Editorial Playlists – Fierce Femmes, ok whatevs, All New Indie, Fresh Finds, Ultimate Indie, and Indie Pop.
“Sarasota” opens on a dark guitar, low and grungy, and then flows into an indie-rock tune rippling with hints of pop and subtle pop-punk flavors. CARR’s vocals sit somewhere in the midst of sad girl and Courtney Love. It’s a wonderful voice, nuanced and expressive, edgy, and echoing with raw candor.
As the harmonics shift from thick and heavy to luminous and gleaming, the tune takes on an alluring magnetism, luring listeners in and then hooking them with stylish, noteworthy lyrics.
“You can run and hide / I will come and find you because you know I’m so difficult.”
CARR has it going on! “Sarasota” eschews the vicious trap of derivation, delivering innovative, oh so compelling washes of music.