Mar 24, 2023
After multiple single releases leading to this day, Canadian pianist and composer Sarah Spring shares her new album "Night Horse" via 1631 Recordings.
The first piano Sarah ever touched was an old Heintzman in her parent's kitchen under the tutelage of her dad–a blues pianist. Since then, she has wandered through life, falling in love with different pianos here and there. A silver veneer, cigarette-burned grand in the corner practice room at McGill University; a Young Chang in a friend’s Toronto apartment–the felt always down; an epic Steinway at a neighborhood church with the lights turned low so no one would remember she had a key.
Sometimes practicing too much, Sarah sustained an injury that steered her away from classical piano performance. Eventually finding a path in composition, she began to play again.
Today she plays and improvises for hours on end, only now her eyes are always closed. Relying on sound and touch, Sarah seeks melodies that capture nature, real moments in time and the imagined lives of others. Sarah’s solo piano compositions have found audiences around the world with over 30 million streams on Spotify.
About "Night Horse"
The album was released on March 24 via the label 1631 Recordings. It was written in the dark hours of November as the nights got longer and she didn’t feel like settling down for the winter.
I wanted to travel. But the babes were sleeping and it was snowing out, so I played the piano instead. As I played I imagined a horse running for days, all across the land, maybe with a pack of other wild horses. The pieces on this album evolved, and I play them when I’m feeling restless. I hope you will too!