Alt-pop artist Abby Sage shares reimagined version of her single “Backwards Directions” featuring Porches
May 5, 2023 BY Jason Currell
LA-based alt-pop artist Abby Sage shares a reimagined version of her single “Backwards Directions” featuring synth-pop artist Porches. The original track was found on her late 2022 EP The Florist via Nettwerk.
When it was first released last fall, “Backwards Directions” saw Abby Sage continuing to amaze with sheer sonic beauty alongside an earnest vision that draws listeners deeply in. While Abby effortlessly delivers relevant and profound alt-pop songs, she does so in disparate ways, allowing for little comparison and much originality to shine brightly through. Now, critically acclaimed artist Porches puts his distinctive spin on the song. From spacious electronics to Porches’ signature yearning, brooding vocals, “Backwards Directions” has turned into a highly stylized version of an already indelible track.
Abby Sage shares this of her collaboration with Porches,
“I’ve always been such an admirer of Porches and the world he paints. His rework of ‘Backwards Directions’ truly gifts it a new life and feeling; something I never could have imagined. It’s a beautiful thing hearing someone’s interpretation of your truth and molding it to fit their own. Very excited to have it out in the world.”
Porches adds, “I had fun reworking this song into the world of sounds that I’ve been experimenting with while trying keep the heart of it intact.”
Abby Sage’s “Backwards Directions (feat. Porches)” is available at all digital retailers here: https://abbysage.ffm.to/backwardsdirections-porches
LA/London-via-Toronto artist Abby Sage has a voice that demands attention. A tender soul with an observational eye, this pop artist seems able to tap into her innermost feelings, all while helping to express the lives of those around her. An empathetic spirit, she recalls the flamboyant theatre of Florence + The Machine, as well as the hushed intimacy of Clairo.
Abby Sage followed up her stunning 2021 debut EP Fears of Yours & Mine with The Florist EP in October of 2022. The 5-track project represented a dynamic shift, an evolution in Abby Sage’s artistry, fueled by Sage’s love for character sketches, each song becoming a tiny play or narrative. The songs off The Florist gently flow through the different phases of early adulthood—from the uncertainties and complexities of daily life to those moments of pain and joy that shape us in who we are and who we want to become.
During Abby Sage’s EP cycle, she received media acclaim from Pigeons & Planes, SPIN, Billboard, FLAUNT, CLASH, The Line of Best Fit, Lyrical Lemonade, Sweety High, Early Rising, Ones To Watch, and more. After gracing the covers of Spotify’s Lorem and indie pop & chill playlists, Abby Sage was invited to perform at Spotify’s first ever Fresh Finds Live showcase back in March. She supported Suki Waterhouse and labelmate Vacations on select tour dates as well.