Sarah Fimm is a composer, artist, singer and songwriter. Her upcoming studio album, Near Infinite Possibility, will be released in early May. A classic rock fan first, Sarah’s music is always driven by her relationship with the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s. She was trained at Berklee College of Music in Boston, before going on to pursue pop/rock and electronic composition. Michael Gallant of Keyboard Magazine heralded her as a “musical earth angel” who “pushes the limits of the pop piano-woman paradigm, enveloping ethereal rock songwriting with thick, sensual electronic textures.”
A prolific artist who draws influences as varied as Bach, Chopin, Leonard Cohen, Bjork, Tori Amos and Alice In Chains, she has performed at the prestigious NEMO showcase in Boston and independently released seven albums to date, garnering accolades like “one of the most enchanting discoveries of the year,” from Billboard Magazine and “she sings like an angel – seraphim...get it? --and her dark haunting and very lush music calls to mind Sarah McLachlan and Peter Gabriel” by Rolling Stone Magazine, which dubbed her 2004 release, Nexus, one of the top ten albums that year.
Recorded in New York, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, Near Infinite Possibility is a 13-track effort showcasing a dark, chaotic mixture of rock and pop with alternative influences. Her sound is colored with smooth, melodic rock fused with thick electronic grooves. The album features Sterling Campbell (Eric Clapton, David Byrne), Paul Bushnell (Tracy Chapman), Sara Lee (the B-52’s), Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle), and Danny Blume (Jill Sobule). Also appearing on the album is David Bowie’s legendary guitarist, Earl Slick, who replaced Mick Ronson for the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974, and recorded leads on Young Americans and Station to Station. Sarah’s passion for classic-sounding analog instruments is evidenced by her use of Moog, Rhodes, and Wurlitzer keys, as well as the presence of the Neumann M49 microphone on the album – the same microphone used by Norah Jones and Aimee Mann at the late, great Bearsville Studios, upstate New York.
The first single, “Yellow” is an airy ballad inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” a dark collection of journal entries written by a woman whose husband has put her on “rest cure;” confining her for months, and leading to her eventual descent into paranoia and psychosis.
The video for “Yellow,” is available for viewing now at
Because of the parallels drawn between Sarah’s music and Peter Gabriel and Sarah McLachlan, I thought you might be interested in featuring Sarah’s latest video, until I can get you a review copy of her upcoming album? For more information, please see the press release below or visit www.sarahfimm.com.
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“She sings like an angel, and her dark, haunting and very lush music calls to mind Sarah McLachlan and Peter Gabriel.”
-Chris Rubin, Rolling Stone
“Fimm’s compositions innovate instead of imitate. She is no doubt ripe with possibility. This is one of the most enchanting discoveries of the year.”
-Christa Titus, Billboard Magazine
“Sarah Fimm is an exceptionally attended, optimistic singer / songwriter that will soon make a name for herself.”
-Rachel Rokicki, The Deli Magazine
“This musical earth angel pushes the limits of the pop piano-woman paradigm, enveloping ethereal rock songwriting with thick, sensual electronic textures.”
-Michael Gallant, Keyboard Magazine