[video of the week] Sadie Horler – Washed Up Mermaid

New single by Sadie Horler.
“Washed Up Mermaid” is a track about plastic pollution in our oceans.
Video by Matt Austin.

Since her first live appearance in 2014, Exeter based singer-songwriter Sadie Horler has quickly established herself as a popular act on the South West festival circuit. With her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with an engaging but unaffected stage presence. Her song writing reflects a maturity and perception beyond her years, with lyrics drawing on the events and people around her, every song telling a story that compels you to listen.

Sadie’s first Single “25th” charted at number five in the Itunes singer/songwriter category. It was followed by her much anticipated four track EP “Two For Joy“, which in turn led to an invitation to perform the title track on Balcony TV.

Describing Sadie as ‘phenomenal’ and ‘one of the finest young female artists we have discovered’, BBC introducing in Devon have broadcast nine of her self-penned songs, twice chosen her songs as ‘Upload of the Week’, and invited her to perform live on the programme. And it’s not only in live performance and radio that Sadie’s been getting noticed. Her haunting vocals were used recently in a trailer for Channel 5’s fantasy epic ‘Emerald City’, directed by Tarsem Singh and produced by Universal Television.

Sadie shares her love of music with her parents, who introduced her to live music and festivals from a young age. Which might explain why Sadie’s early musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, and Leonard Cohen. More recent influences are Lucy Rose, Billy Marten, and Daughter, with local Exeter artists The Sound Of The Sirens and Wildwood Kin being a huge inspiration.

It’s very early days still, but time will tell if Sadie’s musical career will lead to wider recognition. Certainly there’s no denying she has the talent and the drive. But there’s also a lightness about her, and it’s never more apparent than when she’s sprinkled on some glitter and wearing her signature bindi, and she’s standing on a stage in a field of beautiful people, doing what she loves best.




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