Sleep You've Been Missing
Sarah Donner's The Sleep You've Been Missing is a healthy combo of indie rock sensibility and singer/songwriter intimacy with notes of electronic influences. Sarah Donner is a rockstar-creative type kind of girl. Subject matter such as health insurance and corn syrup give her songs an ear turning edge. She works through the album with a rhythmic guitar style, a fresh melodic line, and quirky instrumental motives. Her ever-increasing influences include artists Fiona Apple, Jesca Hoop, Ani Difranco, Regina Spektor, Holly O'Reilly, the ocean, kittens, London, pink cars, and cheap wine. In 2002 with a degree in music from Westminster Choir College, she picked up a guitar, denied her classical roots, and started rocking out. Her heart lives in New Jersey and Massachusetts, and she wishes Connecticut wasn't so big.