I'm a singer-songwriter releasing my own music, and I'd like to collaborate with other musicians. My music is marked by a trusting openness. I deliver pieces that are simple and accessible, yet empowering and fiercely catchy.
I can help you with:
- writing songs and lyrics
- singing, recording vocal harmonies
- translating songs to English
I'm especially interesting in projects like:
- toplining on EDM and topical house tracks
- singing on EDM or house remixes/covers of popular songs
- singing for folk and bluegrass songs
- songwriting for soundtracks
- songwriting for animated films and family films (think Pixar)
- songwriting for musicals
- singing and songwriting on pop songs and pop ballads
- singing and songwriting on comedic or parody songs
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
2 ReviewsEndorse Sarah Tolle
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It was wonderful working with Sarah. She knows what he wants... is kind, patient, and super positive. She has good ideas and a lot of criteria, besides always enthusiastic about contributing to the project and bringing fresh. Communication was very good and treatment was even better. Thanks!
- check_circleVerified (Client)
Great experience working with Sarah, it's refreshing to see someone with a clear artistic vision and so open creatively . Our collaboration was seamless, she is very easy to work with and we are both happy with the final result. I am looking forward to make more music together in the future.
Interview with Sarah Tolle
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a few more singles. I'd like to release 10 singles in 2022. I'm also practicing to perform live. I've never really performed live before, but now that I'm releasing music, I think I should learn how!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Banjo Piano Mic/Interface Computer Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been writing, recording and releasing music since February 2021. I have practiced music for my whole life, but never had intention of being a professional musician, performing live, or releasing music. It was always just a fun hobby. Then in February 2021, I just woke up and realized that I have a tons of songs written—why not start releasing them?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Warm, energetic music marked by a trusting openness. It's simple and accessible, yet empowering and fiercely catchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dolly Parton. She's got a lot of different skills, but I identify with her as someone who considers themselves a songwriter first and foremost.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The best thing I've learned so far as a songwriter is to just sit back and practice music without trying to "write a good song". My best songs always come out when I'm doing something other than writing a song—playing a new instrument, practicing scales, or even just moving around.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop songs, ballads, and folk songs with clear, memorable melodies and satisfying vocal harmonies.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Probably my knack to write very catchy toplines. I'm not known for my technical complexity—but if you want a song that just gets stuck in your head, call me.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an open and enthusiastic mindset, and an ability to consistently produce creative work in a healthy, happy way.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I write songs constantly—they just sort of come into my head. Usually I start with a concept, or a really catchy set of words or melody that pops into my head while walking around town—most of the time it's the main chorus of the song. I'll record a basic scratch track on my phone so I don't forget it. Then I'll sit down at the piano or with the banjo to play around with chords until it feels right. In order to let the song develop without pushing and prodding, I'll usually sit down for a practice session—drill chords or a certain hand technique—because I find that the songs will pop out naturally once I've drilled so much that I'm completely zoned out and bored. I write down the lyrics and record a scratch track with basic chords and melodies. Then, I send that to a producer, along with a brief that talks about my vision for the song and examples of sounds I'd like to incorporate/styles I'd like to emulate. After the producer makes a demo, I'll re-evaluate how my lyrics sound and make any small adjustments I need to in order to make sure the song flows. Then I'll record the final set of vocals, either at the the producer's studio or at home.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My living room is my studio: I record on a 2i2 Scarlett condenser mic, and use a Scarlett audio interface feeding into Ableton Live. I play a Roland F series digital piano and an open back Epiphone banjo. I have a looper that I'll use when I want to record a lot of vocal harmonies quickly, or to play with new sounds. There are also tons of other instruments around the space—shakers, tambourine, steel drum, a few guitars, and an electronic drum kit. I'll play with these from time to time.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dolly Parton Sia Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck Walk The Moon Lost Frequencies Brandi Carlile Deadmau5 Pink Kygo Joni Mitchell Josh Turner Home Free Freya Ridings Symphoniacs Aventura Marc Anthony Chayanne
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting - writing the chords, lyrics, and melodies. Mostly pop, ballads, country, folk, and comedic songs. Often, people say that my songs remind them of a soundtrack, so I'm interested in getting into working on songs for soundtracks. I sing, and play some of the basic instrumental parts for songs I write on piano and banjo. I have also translated songs (re-writing the lyrics to follow the same melody in English)