Sahara Beck will be returning home to Noosa and taking to the stage at The J for an all-ages gig on Wednesday 24 July as part of NOOSA alive! 2019. After taking off with her soaring single ‘Here We Go Again’, Sahara is set to shine even brighter with her new red-hot release, ‘I Haven’t Done A Thing Today’. She will be supported by delicate songstress Angharad Drake.
Both artists were recently nominated for the highly prestigious Carol Lloyd award - an honour shared by the highest calibre of musicians and no doubt it was Sahara's most recent single which saw her take out the final presentation for the award.
Produced by ARIA Award-nominated magic-maker Tony Buchen (Mansionair, Courtney Barnett, Montaigne), ‘I Haven’t Done A Thing Today’ delivers an irresistible art-pop anthem that’s impossible not to smile and bop to - in your bedroom, in the car, on the street.
Written on a lazy day with her brother in their family home, the song reveals a dizzying stream-of-consciousness that flits between wry observations and random thoughts about partying too much, unjudged sexuality, making mistakes and more. And yet at the song’s core lies a bright, beating heart and a joyous tribute to love.
“Throw your love into the air, Know that I will find it there, Remember love is everywhere,” Sahara sings triumphantly at the song’s peak.
“Deep down, this song is about accepting yourself and everything around you with effortless love,” she explains. “I’m saying trust that you can be vulnerable and expose your love. Don’t be afraid that you will be left hanging as love is everywhere.”
Her song may be called ‘I Haven’t Done A Thing Today’ but Sahara’s actually been doing plenty lately. Since the release of ‘Here We Go Again’, she’s starred at the Bigsound Festival and been busy touring, most recently with Kim Churchill. The song also scored big love from Triple J and community radio nationwide, as well as coveted spots on Spotify and Apple’s new music playlists.
“I spent two years throwing my heart and soul into these songs and my instinct was that Tony could help me take these songs to a place I’d only been dreaming of,” she says about her studio buddy. “I like how much he pushed me every day - more than anyone had before - and he got me to sing in ways I didn’t know I could.”
It’s an inspiring evolution for a girl who wrote her first song at 12 and an exciting new page in a CV already overflowing with achievements. We’re talking one album to date, two EPs, coveted festival appearances at Bluesfest and The Falls Music & Arts Festival, support slots with Bishop Briggs, Ball Park Music and Paul Kelly, and a few Queensland Music Awards to boot.
Tickets are $26.50. To secure your seat and for further information, visit www.noosaalive.com.au
NOOSA alive! brings world-class musicians, authors, dancers, artists, food events and more to Noosa for an amazing 10 days of arts and culture – from Friday 19 July to Sunday 28 July.