Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Savoir Faire - "Sweet"

I truly hate just lifting a description from an artist's press release, but sometimes they just nail it. According to the press release for Savoir Faire's latest single, Sarah Fard's musical project is "... floating somewhere between jazz and art rock." "Sweet" perfectly reflects that description. Fard's vocals definitely bring the jazz sound, but in the way that Fiona Apple sings jazz. Musically the song definitely has jazz roots, but it meanders throughout a musical spectrum that kind of reminds me of Tori Amos with less piano and a killer guitar solo. "Sweet" is a unique song that deftly delves into art rock while still being accessible to a fairly mainstream audience. 

In the same press release, Sarah Fard says of the new song:

“'Sweet' is a rejection of the term so often thrown upon myself and other women. Throughout my career, I've been consistently told that I am 'sweet'. Though well intended, the term carries with it undertones of 'weak,' 'gentle,' or dare I say 'complacent'. 'Sweet' asserts that, though I may have a sweet exterior projected onto me, I am not as soft as I appear."

You can listen to "Sweet" below. The song is available now as a single via Bandcamp. For more on Savoir Faire, check out the artist's website.

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