If her name sounds familiar, music fans may recognize Sara Curtin as one-half of the duo The Sweater Set, but she has also developed a solo recording career. Or So It Seemed, which was released Oct. 6, is her third solo album after 2010's Fly Her and Keep Her and 2015's Michigan Lilium. With the video for "Wellish Home," Curtin is keeping things simple, shooting on location around Washington, DC's Dupont Circle Station for an intimate video that allows listeners to solely focus on her and her performance of a compelling song. There's not one single other person to be found in the video, and the lightness of Curtin's voice is well contrasted by the shadows found throughout her nearly four-minute journey across DC, adding up to a stripped-down yet memorable experience.
That scaled-back, do-it-yourself approach is Curtin's modus operandi. According to her official biography, she hails from a family of musicians and records the majority of her music in her home studio. She's not just a singer and songwriter, but also a producer and engineer. Curtin even has her own record label, called Local Woman Records, and self-released her new album. In essence, the only thing she's not doing with Or So It Seemed is driving the tour bus for her fall concert dates. Music fans who want to discover a truly independent artist should take a look at Sara Curtin's video for "Wellish Home," and enjoy the work of a performer who is delivering great music without any of the noise.
Oct. 26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Nov. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
Nov. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
Nov. 09 - Portland, OR - Jade Lounge
Nov. 10 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Theater
For more on Sara Curtin, visit her official website.