Premiere: Sarah Yagki - Just Like Me
Eora/Sydney-based alt-pop artist returns with a bold new single & narrative-driven music video
Ahead of a massive 25 show tour across NSW, QLD and WA, Eora/Sydney-based purveyor of alt-pop Sarah Yagki makes her return with the big & bold sounds of Just Like Me, which alongside its striking music video is premiering on Pilerats today, a day ahead of release.
Opening with mellow guitars and Yagki's ethereal vocals, Just Like Me is a slow burning affair that builds to an epic & intense climax that sees the overblown drums, sweeping electronics with Sarah's impassioned lyrics cutting through the wall of noise.
Speaking on the inspiration behind Just Like Me, Sarah explains "'Just Like Me' recounts the unravelling of the day I watched someone I loved, hurt themselves in a manic episode. I walked into that situation without knowing what was happening, and I watched that person hurt themselves in front of me, whilst blaming me for it. The single is about watching a loved one suffer through their lowest points of mental health, and the impact it has on you as you watch it unfold."
Meanwhile, the video sees Yagki starring alongside dancer Marcya Fugawai and features some hypnotic choreography in a narrative exploring the ups and downs of the character's relationship. Yagki comments "The director and I drew metaphoric representations from my own personal experiences, to echo the distress of watching someone I once knew, try to take their own life away, and bring me down in it."
Give Just Like Me a watch and listen a day ahead of release, and see below for all of Sarah's upcoming tour dates!
Sarah Yagki's new single Just Like Me is out July 7
SAT 15 JUL | GLENORIE RSL, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
SUN 16 JUL | SAUCE BREWREY, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
WED 19 JUL | SOFAR SOUNDS, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
FRI 28 JUL | BOTANY VIEW HOTEL, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
SAT 5 AUG | THE FRONT, NGUNNAWAL/CANBERRA ACT
SUN 6 AUG | BIRDHOUSE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
FRI 18 AUG | KELLY'S ON KING, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
WED 31 AUG | BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW
THU 1 SEPT | FINNIAN'S IRISH TAVERN, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
SAT 2 SEPT | FLOW BAR, OLD BAR NSW
SUN 3 SEPT | SAUCE BREWREY, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
WED 6 SEPT | UNSW, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
SUN 10 SEPT | BLACK BEAR LODGE, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
WED 20 SEPT | THE HAMILTON STATION, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
THU 21 SEPT | ROYAL BONDI, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
THU 28 SEPT | THE OLD BAR, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
SUN 1 OCT | THE WORKERS CLUB, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
WED 20 OCT | THE HAMILTON STATION, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
SUN 22 OCT | BIRDHOUSE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
WED 25 OCT | UNSW, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
THU 26 OCT | THE HAMILTON STATION, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
SUN 29 OCT | NORTH GONG, DHARAWAL/WOLLONGONG NSW
FRI 17 NOV | THE BIRD, BOORLOO/PERTH WA
SAT 25 NOV | WAYWARDS, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW