Interview: Savannah Outen discusses her new single, ‘Sad In The Summer’


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Savannah Outen took a bit of a break to find herself both as an artist and person, but has returned stronger than ever. The beautiful songstress’ brand new single, “Sad In The Summer” is evidence of that. It’s an ethereal, haunting and self-reflecting track about letting go of the past and finding your freedom. With a new-found sound and an infectious, summery groove single, Outen proves that her brief hiatus was worth the wait.

AXS recently spoke with Savannah Outen about “Sad In The Summer” and more in this new interview.

AXS: How would you describe your style of music?

Savannah Outen: It’s a pop, soulful and rhythmic mixture. I look up to artists who are great storytellers, so I make sure that my lyrics are very conversational and nostalgic. I love singers like Christina Aguilera and Jessie J who can belt out and sing crazy melodies. I love to capture all of that in my songs.

AXS: What inspired your new single, “Sad In The Summer”?

SO: I wrote that song last year with Colin Dieden (The Mowgli’s). It’s about a casual relationship I was in with a guy that was constantly going back and forth. I feel everyone has been in a situation they know is toxic, and one that you need to get out of. It’s only a matter a time before you finally find the exit sign and are able to free yourself. “Sad In The Summer” is my anthem for that, and in writing the song I found a new sense of freedom.

AXS: What’s your songwriting process like?

SO: It changes every day, and that’s the best thing about it. I really like the visual of working from a title and for “Sad In The Summer,” I could already see the artwork and music video. It’s also a vibe thing. I wrote the song with one of my closest friends, and then an incredible producer literally took the song to another level. It all magically worked out. There was something in the room that was bigger than any of us.

Click here to listen to “Sad In The Summer”

AXS: Is “Sad In The Summer” part of a larger project you’re working on?

SO: Right now, we’re releasing one single at a time. An EP may be the goal at the end of the year, but I’m having fun just releasing singles. I’ve also seen the final edit of the video for “Sad In The Summer”, which will be ready to go soon. I’m so excited to share it.

Read the rest of my
Interview with Savannah Outen by clicking here!

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