Dead Sara Singer reveals ‘heroes’ connection with Kobe Bryant
While Dead Sara’s current single, “Heroes,” talks a lot about self-reliance and doesn’t expect a hero to come and help you save the day, that doesn’t mean the band didn’t. hero to him. And sadly, one of those heroes, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, will always have a connection to the song, according to singer Emily Armstrong.
The singer told Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez that the first time the band were to perform the song live was on the day the great Los Angeles Lakers tragically passed away, and being from Los Angeles, this hit home for her.
“I love him so much and we played this song live for the first time, unrelated because we didn’t know it had happened yet, but he had this accident and passed away. I hate to say that. we had to play that song that day. We had already rehearsed it and we were on the road and it was so exciting, and then … you know. It had extra meaning to me then when we played this song. “
When asked if this song would still have a Kobe connection to her, Armstrong said, “I think so, a little bit. I don’t really think of him when I play it, but there’s just something about it. . I think about that when I get asked about the song. It was entirely written and had all of her conceptual idea of what the song was. [beforehand], but then we went to play live and it was just like, ‘Whoa!’ I was gouging out my eyes. It was terrible and so unfortunate. “
It’s only part of an emotional journey that Dead Sara’s new album, Ain’t it tragic, takes listeners. Armstrong reveals that she faced some brutally honest moments exposing insecurities in order to complete the new album and give the songs the emotional weight they deserved.
“We’ve lost our minds,” she adds, referring to the album’s closing line. “At the end of this album cycle, we were like, ‘What is life? What are you? What am I?’ We’ve gone through the whole lineup and gone through all you can and all the ways in your psyche to make this album. We’ve gone to the depths. We’ve been there and when it happens, you just have to start putting the pieces together again. “
Sara’s death Ain’t it tragic The album arrives today (September 17th), featuring “Heroes”, the 2020 single “Hands Up” and the new song “Hypnotic”. Get the new record here and catch the band on tour at the stops listed on their website.
To hear the full chat with Dead Sara’s Emily Armstrong, tune into Loudwire Nights with Toni Gonzalez tonight at 7 p.m. ET here or by downloading the Loudwire app.
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