A song of self-discovery and empowerment through Sarah’s eyes
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
It’s always a good day when Sarah Walk releases new music. Today, Sarah has released her brand-new single, Unravel, the mission statement from her defiant sophomore record Another Me, which is due for release 28 August.
Unravel is a brutal take on the institutionalised entitlement of men which we see in our day-to-day life, starting as it means to go on with the opening line, “Nothing’s hurt me more than men that grew up with no consequences / Why is it my job to fix this mess? / You’re always ready to defend / You hear my concern as anger / And no-one wants an angry woman.”
Sarah explained: “I wanted to make a point early on with this record that there is a lot that women feel and experience outside of what exists in their romantic relationships.”
Written following a period of self-discovery where Sarah learnt how to set her own boundaries, Unravel documents her newfound empowerment.
Sarah said: “Unravel was one of the easiest songs for me to write, and the hardest for me to release. It was written late one night during an extremely difficult period of time for me where I was learning how to set boundaries in relationships that weren’t healthy for me – Discovering that I have the power to shape how I’m treated instead of letting it happen to me.”
“I was deep in therapy during the writing of unravel trying to learn how to exist without shrinking or holding on to guilt, and it wasn’t until later on that I really understood how important setting boundaries is because it helps define what you will and will not allow in how you are treated. It sets a precedent that relationships are conditional upon the respect you receive.”
Make sure you check out Sarah Walk’s new single Unravel below and get ready for her DIVA Pride performance this Saturday!