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Singer/songwriter Sasha Sloan has signed to RCA Records, celebrating with the release of her debut EP, sad girl. The six-song EP includes the previously released singles “Ready Yet” and “Normal” and is available here today (April 18).
“We are thrilled to have Sasha Sloan join the RCA Records family,” says RCA chairman/CEO Peter Edge in a release announcing Sloan’s signing. “Her brilliant confessional songwriting and phenomenal melancholic vocal style represent a fresh, unique artistic vision and perspective. We’re looking forward to a very bright future together.”
Sloan added, “I wanted to put out a blueprint for who I am with this EP because I’m still figuring it out. It’s definitely been scary at times, but it’s also been exciting to share these songs and hear how people relate to them. I’m so grateful for everyone’s support over these last few months and am excited to be a part of RCA as I continue to grow.”
To date, Sloan’s “Ready Yet” has posted more than 10.2 million streams on Spotify, while “Normal” stands at more than 8.8 million streams. Another track, "Runaway," counts more than 9 million streams. Among the three additional songs showcasing the artist’s left-of-center pop style on sad girl are “Fall,” “Hurt" and “Here.” Prior to formally launching her solo career, Sloan co-wrote songs for artists including Charli XCX (“Track 10”) and Camila Cabello (“Never Be the Same”) and lent her vocals to Kygo’s “This Town” and Odesza’s “Falls.”
Having just wrapped her first domestic tour opening for Joywave in March, Sloan will debut as a headliner in her hometown of Boston on July 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. EST here. Her upcoming live show slate currently includes performances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Bonanza Campout and the Common Ground Festival, as well as supporting Oh Wonder on the alt-pop duo’s summer tour. More shows and festival dates will be announced soon.
“I honestly didn’t know what to expect for my first tour, but it’s been really cool to perform live and see how the crowd reacts to my music,” says Sloan. “It’s also had a slight influence on the way I write and approach music. Seeing an audience react to specific things in a live environment is invaluable. I’m excited to get back on the road and play more shows, and especially to be headlining in Boston.”
Sasha Sloan Live Shows & Festival Dates:
June 22 -- Heber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout
July 6 -- Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Festival
July 10 -- Allston, MA @ The Great Scott
July 13 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
July 14 -- Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
July 16 -- St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
July 17 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly *
Aug. 5 -- Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug. 10 -- San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
*Oh Wonder support
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