"Here is acoustic, rock, bluesy, torch, indie jive, country psychedelic, soul-baring beautiful music."
- Victory Music Review
Sarah Burton's playful soul has found its home in music through three diverse albums, and countless ups and downs while traversing the globe. She's seen her way through acoustic folk beginnings, into country swing and steel guitars, then electrifying blues-rock. On her new album Make Your Own Bed, Sarah doesn't just embrace indie-pop into her musical inventory, but returns to her first inspiration; the piano.
The anticipated fourth release [Make Your Own Bed], is quintessentially Sarah Burton; full of clever lyrics and slices of life described in unique detail. It was a thought at the back of the songwriter's mind for years, as Sarah Burton got her start in music through piano lessons as a child, before switching to the role of axe-slinger and singer when performing. Recently though, Sarah found herself in front of a beautiful Steinway in Almonte, ON, with engineer/producer Ken Friesen (Tragically Hip, Hawksley Workman, Blue Rodeo), and producer Derek Downham (The Beauties, Samantha Martin), awakening the memories and stirring up the inspiration to create what has turned out to be the most beautiful and polished release yet from the popular Toronto-based songwriter.
Make Your Own Bed is fearless indie-pop and rock, putting the piano in the spotlight, while keeping balance with elaborate percussion, guitar and electronic beats. Burton's vocals are at their best in sync with the keys, and each song pulls out either the soulful or sassy sides of her style. The album's title track and lead single "Make Your Own Bed" is an edgy modern rock expression of how we play out our lives, while "True" belts out the truth in twinkling pop splendor. "I Will Be Free" is a strong slow burn of song, and "So Long" and "Ocean Town" radiate a summer time feel. Sarah also gloriously revives Treble Charger's "Red", complete with Bill Priddle singing harmony vocals on the track, and brings a new electro-pop vibe to the re-imagined "Love to Love You", which first appeared with a blues-rock treatment on her 2012 release.