Podcast: Meet Our Makers Episode 70: El Perro del Mar – A Sucker For Melancholy

In this episode, we get to meet El Perro Del Mar, AKA: Swedish singer, songwriter, musician, producer Sarah Assbring.

In this chat, Sarah and I talk at length about her newest full-length EPDM record, Big Anonymous, out now on City Slang. It’s been a while since the last one, and we had a lot to talk about. We discuss the dark and emotional (and very personal) themes on Big Anonymous, the ways in which her sound has (and hasn’t) shifted over the years, her lyrical technique, and the ways in which this album was more therapeutic than she ever thought it’d be. We also touch on the peculiar but fitting choice to include a Burt Bacharach cover on this album, as well as how she wrestles with being a contrarian in a world of immediacy and people pleasers. Thank you for listening.

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