Sage & the Saints 'I Will Lie' - Self-Release

Sage Galesi is steeped in the world of performance, having grown up in a family with strong connections into the creative arts of acting and music. She appeared in the Michael Jackson video ‘Black or White’ and sang with Natalie Merchant at Lilith Fair. In addition, her mother is a close personal friend of Leonard Cohen and Sage has studied at Yale, in London and at the Moscow Art Theatre.

So, here we have an EP of five songs and an impressive taster of greater things to come from this interesting artist. The production credits go to Jonathan Trebling who does a fine job of injecting the songs with a light touch and a bright sound. He also plays guitar, banjo and mandolin on the tracks and is ably supported by no less than ten additional musicians.

The pace is set with the opening song, Would I Run and carries through Earn My Heart, to I Will Lie, a tale of disappointment and vulnerability. The final song Love & Pain displays what a fine voice Sage possesses and she sings like a mature performance artist even at this early stage of her career. A little bit Country, a little more Commercial and a lot of potential for the future