Meet Sakr, the Aus producer stepping into the limelight with new single, Home Again

Meet Sakr, the Aus producer stepping into the limelight with new single, Home Again

He's worked with names such Dua Lipa and Guy Sebastian but now he's breaking out on his own accord.

While you may not be too familiar with the name Sam Sakr, chances are you know one of his songs. He's worked with some of the world's most prominent songwriters such as Justin Tranter and Alex Hope and Sarah Aarons, writing and producing tracks for names such as Dua Lipa, G Flip, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas, Jessica Mauboy and more. Now, however, he wants to break out on his own accord, launching a new project - Sakr - with its debut single, Home Again. It's a glitchy and warped entrance, uniting a soft piano melody and his distorted vocal with a twisting synth line that bloats with thick bass kicks and crisp snare, sitting somewhere in between a more upbeat James Blake number and a more down-tempo Flume single along the lines of Some Minds. Considering his masterful experience and the strength of his debut, there's no chance Sakr is going away anytime soon, so get to know him and his debut track a little better below:

Tell us about yourself?

I'm Sakr.
I'm an Introvert.
I tend to process the information of everyone and everything around me, filter it through my brain and then portray those thoughts through sound.
I’m also a sarcastic f/u/c/k.

What’s the vibe music-wise?

/ Ambient and frantic.
// light and dark.
/// soft and heavy.
//// smooth and glitchy.
///// organic and electronic.

////// ___——— << lost but hopeful.>>

What are your production and writing processes like?

11am: Open my laptop (have a thought about how it wouldn’t be dramatic that if my laptop didn’t work, I couldn’t live)
11:02am: Get tea. (T2 French Earl Grey is my go to at the moment {useless fact})
11:02am-12pm: daydream (Likely about nothing profound)
12pm-3pm: The YouTube spiral begins. (will open Ableton during an add)
3pm-4:30pm: remember that I love food and eat too much. (Sushi)
4:30pm-6pm: Look at things I can't afford (tea again).
6pm-6:15pm: A deep dark self reflection on how useless I’ve been today.
6:15pm-6:30pm: regain self worth (somehow) .
630pm-230am: Song (somehow).
Was that kinda funny? I hope so… I'm really working on not constantly being serious and a ‘sad boi’… anyway:
Honestly, My process changes day in day out, I have no idea where or how creativity is going to lead me each day. It's kind of beautiful.

Can you tell us about your first single, Home Again?

Home Again was inspired by a particular thought I had driving alone on a road in NZ on the way to Mount Cook. I got out of the car and took a photo of this cold lonely mountain peak (I gravitate towards sad moody things, so sunshine… not my vibe.) anyway, I had this realisation that like the mountain peak, I was lonely, and being lonely had become a constant in my life and that loneliness carried a sense of home and safety.

And that photo I took, is the single art for Home Again, fun fact, not that fun… but you know… a fact.

Also, on reflection, the ‘2nd verse’ part of the song took too long to produce…

Any shows coming up?

There will be, yes. I'm in the middle of organising and setting up the live experience of Sakr. It's an honest mind fuck. Going to be worth it though.

What’s the rest of the year have in store for you?

Setting up the live show, Filming and releasing a video… I also just did a writing trip to LA, so I have so many songs to finish (anxiety slowly seeps into the stomach…)

Where can we find more of your music?

Spotify, Apple, YouTube, Soundcloud. /// the streaming giants.


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