Abby Sage Surrenders On New Single “Soak” + Debut LP ‘The Rot’ Out March 1st

February 16, 2024 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based alternative artist Abby Sage sustains her musical momentum with an introspective new single, “Soak.” This radiant track offers another peek into her creative process while heightening the anticipation for the release of her forthcoming debut album, The Rotout March 1, 2024 via Nettwerk.

Embellished with delicate vocals and complemented by upbeat guitar strums, “Soak” strikes a sonic balance between melodic buoyancy and industrial undertones. Introduced by a simple drumbeat, the song gradually reaches its climax in a lively and sparkling chorus. This sweeping alternative-pop track is a testament to self-discovery, and an exploration of the liberation found in triviality.

“‘Soak’ is the acceptance and surrender to complete unimportance.” Sage says. “It’s recognizing how insignificant everything is and how small I am. It’s celebratory in a way because there is something so beautiful and freeing about letting go of ego and self-importance. It frees up a lot of space.” Regarding the music videoshe continues, “I wanted to focus on the ‘giving in’ aspect of that first, so the set was designed to feel chaotic and crowded with the masks and the wind blowing while I struggle to let go. Later in the video, the optical illusion of the puppet ‘carrying’ me around is that manifestation of my surrender and embrace of my insignificance.”

Building off of the framework created from her earlier singles, “Soak” adds another layer to Abby Sage’s journey of self-reflection, setting the stage for her forthcoming exploratory piece, The Rot. Sage’s most recent single Obstruction,” received acclaimed recognition shortly after it’s release last month, earning a spot in Rolling Stone’s “Songs You Need to Know,” and NYLON ’s weekly “Soundcheck” list – hailing the track as “off-kilter pop [that] dances on the edge of beauty and horror.” Her singles Milk,” and Hunger   were praised by Atwood Magazine, who describes Sage’s music as a “lightning rod of unfiltered songwriting and breathtaking performance.”

Success surrounding her most recent singles has only continued to flourish as she entered the new year. Recently selected as one of Spotify’s 2024 Lorem Artists to Watch  alongside industry trailblazers Chappell Roan, Hemlocke Springs and others, Abby continues to position herself as a promising force in the future of indie music.

After an incredible run on Gus Dapperton’s Henge Tour last October, Sage plans to hit the road as much as possible this year. In addition to delivering another captivating performance at the Kilby Block Party in Salt Lake City on May 10th, Sage will embark on a run of headline shows in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Fans can purchase tickets HERE, and a full list of dates can be found below.

Abby Sage Tour Dates

May 06 – Los Angeles, CA – El Cid

May 08 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

May 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party

May 12 – New York City, NY – Baby’s All Right

May 18 – Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar

May 21 – Berlin, DE – Lark

May 23 – Paris, FR – Le POPUP Du Label

May 24 – London, UK – The Lower Third

The Rot Tracklisting:

1. Milk

2. Three Floors, Three Doors

3. Jude

4. Phantom Arm

5. Hunger

6. Soak

7. Obstruction

8. Little Dove (interlude)

9. Back & Bone

10. The Rot