Interview: Sarah Blasko Chats Her Synth-Heavy New Album
With every record Sarah Blasko brings something new to the table and this time around she’s turned to the synth for inspiration, crafting her most upbeat record yet in Eternal Return.
Speaking to Music Feeds, Blasko said that despite the sonic change she doesn’t really see it as a departure from what she’s been doing.
“I don’t see it as a change in direction as such because with every record you just want to do something different,” she said.
The album evolved from one simple keyboard which gave Blasko the idea to make an album revolving around synths, groovy bass lines and organic percussion.
“It started very simply and very humbly because the sound developed mostly from buying a keyboard,” she told us.
“There’s something nostalgic about the album because the keyboards and synths are sounds you’re used to hearing from the ’70s and ’80s. But it has a modern take on it. It’s not a retro album.”
In person and on-stage there’s an ease to the Aussie songstresses’ demeanour but, as she told us, she’s not as calm, cool and collected as it would seem when it comes to recording an album.
“I find it difficult to record,” she said.
“I don’t find it an easy process. It’s quite a self-reflective period. I get really uptight at points. It’s something that you care about a lot and you’re really focussing your attention on it. It’s an intense time.”
Blasko’s fifth album Eternal Return is out tomorrow 6th November.