Behind The Scenes Of Sarah Yagki's 'Just Like Me' Music Video
Eora/Sydney-based alternative-pop artist Sarah Yagki has returned with her harrowing new single 'Just Like Me' – produced by Yianni Adams (Kyoshi) and mixed by James Guido (LAU, Jordan Fuller). Go behind the scenes of the 'Just Like Me' music video with Sarah here!
'Just Like Me' showcases a cascade of duality and divergence. Guided by Sarah's vaporous vocals, the track's introduction offers a resonant soundscape, pulsing with eerie guitars and steady drums. The song builds with evocative intensity and climaxes with an impassioned vocal cry, acting as a catalyst for its shift in gravity. The song's hook is a result of resolute energy, unleashed by mantra-like melodies and thunderous electronics, as Sarah navigates herself through powerfully vulnerable auras before reaching the song's delicate finale.
To celebrate the release, Yagki performed at Oxford Art Factory and partnered up with Beyond Blue where she raised $1,000 in ticket sales for mental health and suicide prevention.
The music video, executed by an entire female lead team and cas, stars both Yagki and dancer Marcya Fugawai, the video explores the blossoming and burdening of both characters relationships towards each other.
The Euphoria-inspired set design, contrasted by the bleak and hollow bathroom scenes, carefully draws the viewer into the eyes of what it was for Yagki to love, lose, and let go of someone. Yagki comments: "The director and I drew metaphoric representations from my own personal experiences, to echo the distress of watching someone I once knew, try to take their own life away, and bring me down in it."
Born in Australia but staying true to her Lebanese heritage, Sarah is quickly showing her capability to write uniquely emotive songs, capturing the true essence of her songwriting subjects in her high-octane performances, taking cues from luminaires Joji, Billie Eilish and Jessie Murph.
Yagki will embark on a 25 show date tour across NSW, ACT, QLD and WA to celebrate the release. During the tour, she will be performing with acts across the country including Mathilde Anne (VIC), Sophian (WA), LIZ-ZARD (WA), Manning (NSW) and Piper Butcher (NSW).
SAT 15 JUL | GLENORIE RSL, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW SUN 16 JUL | SAUCE BREWREY, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW WED 19 JUL | SOFAR SOUNDS, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW FRI 28 JUL | BOTANY VIEW HOTEL, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW SAT 5 AUG | THE FRONT, NGUNNAWAL/CANBERRA ACT SUN 6 AUG | BIRDHOUSE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW FRI 18 AUG | KELLY'S ON KING, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW WED 31 AUG | BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW THU 1 SEPT | FINNIAN'S IRISH TAVERN, PORT MACQUARIE NSW SAT 2 SEPT | FLOW BAR, OLD BAR NSW SUN 3 SEPT | SAUCE BREWREY, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW WED 6 SEPT | UNSW, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW SUN 10 SEPT | BLACK BEAR LODGE, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD WED 20 SEPT | THE HAMILTON STATION, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW THU 21 SEPT | ROYAL BONDI, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW THU 28 SEPT | THE OLD BAR, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC SUN 1 OCT | THE WORKERS CLUB, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC WED 20 OCT | THE HAMILTON STATION, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW SUN 22 OCT | BIRDHOUSE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW WED 25 OCT | UNSW, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW THU 26 OCT | THE HAMILTON STATION, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW SUN 29 OCT | NORTH GONG, DHARAWAL/WOLLONGONG NSW FRI 17 NOV | THE BIRD, BOORLOO/PERTH WA SAT 25 NOV | WAYWARDS, GADIGAL/SYDNEY NSW
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