Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sarah McGowan started writing songs at the age of 14 in her hometown of Darien, Connecticut. After composing an original piece of music and performing it at her high school, she began to pursue music as a career and has since evolved her sound from Taylor Swift-inspired pop to a dark, folk style. She completed her degrees in Music and Spanish at NYU in 2014 and just released her first EP, Indian Summer, last month.
Indian Summer is a four-song effort with eclectic themes and sounds. You'll hear folk-pop on "When I Come Home," retro-surf rock on the tongue-in-cheek "Williamburg Boy" and brooding folk on "Molly" and "Indian Summer."
While she promotes the new EP in venues across New York City, she's also hard at work on her upcoming full-length album, which she hopes to complete sometime in 2015.
Music Times recently sat down with McGowan to talk about the process and inspiration behind Indian Summer, the milestones she has reached so far, what she continues to struggle with, and what she has in store for 2015. She also dished on some fun facts you might not know about her, such as her love of reading and cheese and her former career as an EMT. She even treated us to a live, acoustic performance of "Molly."
Check it all out below, and let us know what you think in the comments section!