Sa’ra Charismata Lets Go On ‘Life Is Not About Control’

The sign of true talent is when you can turn deep pain into art, such new protest song, ‘Life Is Not About Control’ by Swedish-Eritrean singer and songwriter Sa’ra Charismata. This pop tune emphasizes how important it is to live in the moment and celebrate life despite personal hurdles.

“It was the pretending that kept me hostage,” shares Sa’ra Charismata about her struggle with self-isolation and depression. Listening to ‘Life Not About Control,’ you can hear the singer has defeated the demons haunting her in her darkest times and emerges as the victor.

Isolation has treated us all badly and we’re all in desperate need of positive protest songs like ‘Life Is Not About Control.’ Discovering joy in everyday life and overcoming her battle with anxiety, Sa’ra Charismata uses her rich vocals to encapsulate this newfound urge to celebrate life. With ‘Life Is Not About Control,’ she hopes to reach those who need it the most.

Sa’ra Charismata has previously coined the term ‘protest pop’ as she discovered a gap in the mainstream pop that she was made to fill. Making ‘protest pop’ her own, Charismata mixes catchy pop hooks, punk, and hip-hop, keeping the common theme of conveying a healing message.

If you have any close ones going through a tough time, we highly recommend ‘Life Is Not About Control’ to help provide a fresh perspective.

LIFE IS NOT ABOUT CONTROL is out now. Follow Sa’ra Charismata on their socials to stay up to date. Like this? Join in the conversation with us on Twitter @CelebMix

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