Studio time starts for young songwriter

Sarah Strahan is taking another big step in her musical career. The teenager has begun recording her debut EP. Image Sophie Elliott.
Sarah Strahan is taking another big step in her musical career. The teenager has begun recording her debut EP. Image Sophie Elliott.

Busselton singer-songwriter Sarah Strahan has begun work on her debut EP, Powder and Crystals and just released a brand new single, LOVE = FREEDOM

It has been a big start to the year for the 16-year-old, who released her first single ‘Criminal’ in January and won the City of Busselton’s Battle of the Bands solo category.

Strahan also recently performed at the Fairbridge Music Festival Quest, a competition she successfully won for song craft last year.

Powder and Crystals is being recorded through her father Phil’s Sonup Studios.

Strahan, a self-taught guitarist and pianist, said she hoped to involve other up-and-coming artists on the record to give each song a unique touch.

“I'm getting Corey Eagles to do the drums, Sam Bourne as backing vocals and hopefully some others to be part of it,” she said.

“I’m trying to not only to get my own name out there but also spread the talent of local artists to people who are happy to listen.

“Although using so many people in the production of the EP will be hard work, I hope it will pay off and show future record labels or producers that I can put the work into what I love.”

She said the EP would also address issues relating to youth in the region.

“Many of the songs that will be featured express the struggles of today's youth and the relatable issues of teenagers regarding drugs, domestic violence, boys and girls and so on,” she said.

For updates on Sarah Strahan’s music, visit facebook.com/sarahstrahanmusic.

Listen to LOVE = FREEDOM here.