NEMA’s Songwriter of the Year Sarah King is back and better than ever with a vulnerable and heart-on-sleeve A/B style single release “Always an Almost” and “You Were Wrong About Me”. Produced and arranged by Grammy-award winning engineer and producer David Baron (The Lumineers, Lana Del Rey, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendes and more), there’s no arguing that King’s talents are being celebrated by some of the biggest names in music. Following her most recent EP “The Hour”, “Always an Almost” and “You Were Wrong About Me” spark an uplifting, lighthearted energy that shows an emotional transition from the darker spaces where she has been. Leading with the Americana ballad “Always an Almost”, we are introduced to a story inspired by the abandonment of control so that we can find our own path. The guitar driven track discusses struggles with letting go of the past. Driven by the desire to embrace our destiny, the captivating ballad confronts our collective fear of the unknown and how we must get past it so that we don’t hold ourselves back from what is meant to be.
In an organic continuation of this narrative, “You Were Wrong About Me” looks back on the situations that didn’t work out from a place of strength, growth and confidence. The song was written in about 10 minutes; the two minute long rocker was inspired by a music venue that rejected King to perform before even listening to her music. The two tracks spark a new chapter for the Vermont-based musician and we look forward to the next stop on her authentic, emotional journey through soaring vocals and energetic guitar patterns that get stuck in your head!