Sarah Meth has announced details of a new EP, ‘Leak Your Own Blues’.
Set for release on 12th May via Slow Dance Records, the EP is previewed by a first single, ‘Blue’.
Trailed within Meth’s recent Midnight Snacks mixtape earlier this year, she explains: “When I wrote Blue to me it felt more of a love song amongst other things. Someone I loved was dealing with a big loss in their life and I wrote it on the train after seeing them. It felt like they weren’t letting themselves properly grieve and I remember feeling frustrated that they couldn’t just give in to it. That’s what made me think of the chorus “everybody’s blue” because I was looking around the train at people thinking ‘we’re all going to experience this shit one day too if we haven’t already’.
“Now a few years later I understand grief doesn’t work in such a linear way.”
“The song is also about acknowledging that no matter how much you love and want to help a person, they have to figure things out at their own pace. And it can hurt seeing loved ones in pain but that’s all part of the process for them to come out the other side of it. We can’t learn for other people, but we can learn with them kind of thing…It’s meant to be a weird mix of togetherness in how we can all be united by the empathy that feeling pain brings. But also with a hint of come on “mate! It’s shit!””
‘Leak Your Own Blues’ follows up on 2020’s ‘Dead End World EP’. Meth is set to play live at London’s St Pancard Old Church on 18th May.
You can check out a Milly Cope-directed video for ‘Blue’ below.