Sarah Krimson - With You
Sarah Krimson is a singer-songwriter that moved to London in 2015 to pursue her music career. Sarah started singing at the age of six and took part in various competitions during her early years. At the age of sixteen, she learned to play the guitar by herself. She decided to mix her greater passion, writing and music, and venture into the world of songwriting.
In 2015, Sarah moved to London to pursue her music career. She has then worked with several producers and performed in various contests and open mics across London.
Sarah has signed with Thira Records in 2019 and is currently working on building up her career, by telling her story through her music.
'With You' talks about how detrimental mental health can be and how easily it can be overlooked. It doesn't come as a surprise that one of the inspirations behind the lyrics is Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Wolf. The main character is an old lady who never overcame her "sad days" and remained stuck in her past, "her old photographs". During her life she fell in love, got married, she had the career of her dreams, but still, something seemed to be missing. Despite the many attempts of her husband to try and cheer her up, to make her feel ok, she still "carries a burden made up of air" - as she never faced her depression and this has now taken its toll on her.
The story ends with the inability of the husband to really understand how she was feeling (which here represents the sentiment of denial) thinking the wife's depression is just some mere sadness that will go away. Here's the analogy of the husband painting his very own portrait of her by stealing colours from his wife's cheeks and painting them on his canvas. (The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe) The massage is: we need to have the courage to seek help when we really need it, we're humans and there is nothing to be ashamed of.