We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Kang and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, why did you pursue a creative career?
I initially hesitated pursuing an artistic career because of the notion that it isn’t practical nor stable. But over time, I became more and more convinced that creating and performing music is what truly makes me feel most alive and living out my purpose. It may not be the most stable career path, but for me, it is by far the most rewarding.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My priority when writing music or posting on social media is to be authentic and genuine, with the hope that by being vulnerable and honest, I can invite people to relate and connect more deeply with themselves and with those around them. My latest single “maybe” is the most personal I’ve gotten in any of my songs; it’s about my struggles with depression and mental health, and though it doesn’t offer any practical solutions, it expresses those feelings of listlessness and meaninglessness that I find myself in during hard seasons. We live in a world that is increasingly curated to only show the highlights – I hope to contribute to a culture of openness and vulnerability.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’ve been living in NYC for almost 7 years, and I still feel like there’s so much of it I haven’t explored yet. Some of my favorite spots for food are Raku (best udon I’ve had outside of Japan), Jongro (korean bbq), and Max Soha (an intimate, rustic Italian spot with homemade pasta). When the weather is nice, the city is a great place to explore by foot. I love walking down the Highline Park, wandering through Central Park, and exploring different neighborhoods. I also love museums, and my favorite one is the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to give a shoutout to my husband, who has supported me since day one, my friends and family who remind me that my worth and value lies apart from my career, the amazing producers and musicians I’ve collaborated with, and my listeners who make it all possible.