CARR Drives Her Ex Insane in  "Sarasota"  [Q&A]

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Photo:  Jon Del Real

The bounce effect of the internet cannot be underestimated, sounds and influences that sink into our linear timelines now seem to be able to reroute, curving back into our existence in unexpected way. CARR counts her pop-punk influences from the early '90s as part of her sound and elongated that angsty energy into a series of singles that have started to stir notice amongst many revivalist of that period, us included. Wanting to know more about her latest single before her appearance at FemFest in LA, we reached out to get the inside scoop.

Ones To Watch: Who is CARR?  

CARR: I'm an artist, I write songs, I play shows.  

Other than being righteously catchy, what is "Sarasota" all about?

It's about a time when I was in Sarasota with my ex bf. We got in a massive fight and I sat back manipulatively and kinda drove him to losing his mind for a minute… and punching a hole in the wall.

You mix up a few styles, and have a great bridge, how'd the song composition come together?

We had the song done first without the  bridge and it was really trancey and cool. The producer hit me and said I think we should add a bridge and I was down.. I thought it would break up the song nicely with one which it does, and it adds a bit of a powerful moment.

Any collaborators? Who produced the track?  

The song was produced by my friend Christian Medice, mixed by Charlie Park and mastered by Ryan Schwabe. It was written by Christian Medice, Cameron Walker and myself.

"Sarasota" has a fresh style that bounces between some of your previous sounds; is this an evolution for you?  

I'm not sure it's an evolution necessarily, but it does stand on its own and is a little bit of a weirder track for me.

Can we expect more of this style in the future, potentially on an upcoming album?  

As of right now I don't have anything like it. I think it will just be a very unique CARR track, haha!

Besides this excellent single, what else should we be on the lookout for?

An EP on the way :) And lots of new music and some shows. Can't wait to play these songs live.

What's inspiring you right now outside of music?

Films always inspire me, and of course my main inspiration is always my experiences with people.

It's nearing the end of Women's History month, how did that resonate with you?

I'm surrounded by a lot of women in my life and on my team and it's great. I love women.

Who are your Ones To Watch?

Jack Kay's is my favorite right now. He's so real and extremely talented. He's gonna be big.

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