Multi-Instrumentalist Sarah Elizabeth Haines Lets Her Voice Shine On "Break My Heart"
An accomplished violinist and violist, NYC-based artist Sarah Elizabeth Haines has made her way across many symphonies, managed a youth orchestra, and toured nationally for Broadway’s Hamilton. Beyond the instruments and the power, though, is Sarah’s voice.
With the sweet lilt of Sara Gazarek and the faint edge of Rachael Price, it’s an entirely genuine voice that doesn’t strive to be anything more than what it is at its simplest and most natural. This makes Sarah shine, especially on her newest single “Break My Heart” off her upcoming debut record, Pretending To Sleep. “‘Break My Heart’ is a tune that touches the edge of painfully earnest, placing hope in vulnerability,” Sarah tells The Music Mermaid about the track. “I finished it just after a breakup and it's a bit of a ‘something I wish I had said when I had the chance’ moment.”
When “Break My Heart” begins, it does so with a sluggish boom suggesting it’ll be slow-going from here on out. That’s almost the case — for the most part, it is, because Sarah’s shy pipes need a soft, steady base to lay on, but soon things pick up as she introduces divine moments of the orchestration she’s so adept at arranging and performing. “Break My Heart” isn’t nearly as timid as it tricked us into believing. It’s grand and lush — the twinkle of timidity is merely Sarah’s humble nature delivering a song that’s vulnerable in both small and big ways.
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Featured photo of Sarah by Elizabeth Maney