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Sarah Mary Chadwick Delivers Stark Intimacy on ‘Me & Ennui Are Friends, Baby’

Sarah Mary Chadwick delivers a stellar record by way of ‘Me & Ennui Are Friends, Baby’, with dark topics serving as a form of catharsis.

Sarah Mary Chadwick's 'Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby' is both devastating and captivating.

Simon Karis*

To put it simply, Sarah Mary Chadwick creates music that cuts you deep, and Me & Ennui Are Friends, Baby is no exception. A sparse, stark, and wholly intimate record, themes of death, loneliness, self-acceptance, and parental tensions are common throughout the lyrics, which serve as an almost stream-of-consciousness window into Chadwick’s mind.

Bold and brave, this powerful collection of tracks can perhaps be summed up by one single line: “Maybe I’ll just pour my soul into another few songs / The only time that I feel real, the only time I don’t feel wrong”.

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Sarah Mary Chadwick’s Me & Ennui Are Friends, Baby  is out now through Rice Is Nice Records.