Sadie, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, has just released her sophomore EP, Tides, and it’s a refreshing take on the hyperpop genre. While the twinkling autotune and bombastic sounds of hyperpop are still present, Sadie’s approach is much more melodic and emotional, creating a subdued yet powerful atmosphere throughout the EP.
One of the standout tracks from the EP is “All Night,” which features an easy-to-sing-along-to chorus and sparkly production that is reminiscent of Charli XCX’s signature style. “You’ve got me up all night, and I don’t mind,” Sadie repeats, conveying the urgency and electricity of desire, a feeling that is both unbearable and exhilarating at the same time.
According to Sadie, “All Night” came together quickly during a writing session with Dominic Sen, Alexandra Lily Cohen, and Joseph Valle (from Wet). The song’s lyrics and production reflect the whirring and amped-up headspace that Sadie was in at the time, creating an immediate and relatable sentiment that resonates with listeners.
Tides is a follow-up to Sadie’s debut EP, Nowhere, which was released last June. The EP features four new tracks, with the title track and opener, “Tides,” arriving in February alongside a Nancy Kote-directed visualizer shot on an abandoned Atlantic City beach and boardwalk in mid-winter. The EP explores the themes of impermanence and the ebb and flow of things, including relationships, feelings, and the passing of time.
Overall, Tides is a stunning release that showcases Sadie’s growth and evolution as an artist. Her ability to blend the sounds of hyperpop with melodic and emotional elements creates a unique and captivating listening experience that is sure to resonate with fans of the genre and beyond. Stream Tides now and experience the magic for yourself.