Born in Toronto and now based out of L.A Abby Sage has had music in her blood since a young age. With her airy vocals and lazy bass lines she is creating a musical aesthetic that melds relaxation, sensuality and contemplation on life’s small things.
Her latest release ‘Smoke Break’ is filled with some amazing production and songwriting intricacies which find it resting somewhere snug between melodies echo chamber and Erykah Badu.
We caught up with the L.A star to find out more.
How would you describe your music to your grandma?
Songs to get your wrinkly lover in bed (or leave them in the middle of the night?). I guess I’d be referring to my Grandpa here so maybe neither.
Tell us about a few of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?
‘Smoke Break’ is about completely tapping out of a relationship and avoiding confrontation. I used taking a “smoke break” as the metaphor since it’s the perfect excuse to step outside, gather your thoughts, & avoid!!
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‘Residing in the Sky’ is a revelation track. It’s about realigning focus back to oneself and moving forward with that clarity. I wrote it as an ode to myself and my power.
As for the others you’ll have to wait and hear!
Stream ‘Smoke Break’:
What do you love about your hometown?
I was born in Toronto so for there I would say the summers on the lake were always my favourite part of the year.
I spent most of my life growing up just outside of San Francisco and can’t think of anything I specifically “loved” about being there. I really love San Francisco but for my direct hometown I would say the best parts were being with family and sharing close moments with them.
Favourite place in the world?
Out of places I’ve spent a lot time in I would say London. Lots of magic moments there, especially riding on the bus late at night with my headphones in.
Fave non-music hobby?
Trying to break records on Candy Crush.
What’s on your dream rider?
Crushed ice, robes, and Toscano cheese. Easy.
Have soup as the only meal for the rest of your life or only have one outfit for the rest of your life?
Soup for sure. One outfit would be the worst possible fate. There are so many different soups I wouldn’t be mad about it.
Dream music collaboration?
Nick Hakim, James Blake, Weyes Blood, Mura Masa.
Listen Abby Sage’s track ‘Holy Water’:
Perfect song for:
Relaxing – ‘ALL THESE INSTRUMENTS’ – Nick Hakim
Rainy days – ‘Wildfires’- SAULT
Pumping Up – ‘Comic Sans’ (feat. Jack Harlow) – AUDREY NUNA
A boogie – ‘Make It Up’ – Tirzah
What is next for Abby Sage?
Focusing on really developing a world around my music. These tracks really mean a lot to me and I want to deliver them in a way that shows that and gives a similar feeling to others.
I’ve been creating everyday and really zeroing in on myself and what I want from this journey. It’s been a beautiful thing and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working towards.