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You Know Me !

SARAH SOLOVAY

August 2011


1. How do we know you?

I’m a singer-songwriter. You might have heard my songs on a TV Show called 90210, as well as others. You might have also seen me opening for John Mayer last summer.

If you don’t know me, though, it’s nice to meet you.

2. What is your latest project?

I’ve been recording a bunch of new songs, which I’m going to release on an EP at some point in the fall. I’m also planning a music video shoot right now. It’s my first video, so I’m really, really pumped about it.

3. Where are you living?

New York City! Born and raised.

4. What don’t we know about you?

I’d have to write you a novel to answer that question.

5. What is your favorite travel destination?

I went to Venice with my family a few years ago, and I fell in love with that city. I’d go back in a heartbeat if I could.

6. What inspires you?

Generally, love and relationships inspire me, but more recently I’ve become obsessed with age and the passing of time. I guess it’s because I’m a senior in high school. The idea of graduating terrifies me, so I’ve been writing thousands of songs about it.

7. If not yourself, who would you be?

Someone similar to myself, except without the perfectionism and indecisiveness. I would also love to be both Paul McCartney and John Lennon, or, for that matter, any songwriter/performer (or duo) who changes the way the world thinks about music.

8. What book is your bible?

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’ve read it over maybe a dozen times. It’s without a doubt my favorite book.

9. What is your favorite word?

“Cognitive.” I’m not sure why, but I’ve always loved it.

10. Who is your biggest hero?

Anyone who isn’t afraid to take risks, even when–especially when–people are saying they shouldn’t. Madonna is a big influence for me for that reason. She faced a lot of rejection starting out, and almost anyone else would have given up, but she fought. Who’s laughing now?

11. How would you define success?

Being proud of something you’ve done, whether or not anyone else is.

12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

I would ask, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

My answer to that would be, “I don’t even know where I’ll be in 5 minutes.”

Sarah Solovay is a singer-songwriter attending high school in New York City. When not in school, she can usually be found writing music and performing as much as possible. Her genre lingers somewhere between upbeat pop rock and raw, edgy indie. Last summer, Sarah opened for John Mayer and Train in Pennslyvania at The Toyota Pavilion; she refers fondly to this day as “the highlight of my career so far. No question.” She has also had her music featured on the hit TV Show 90210, in addition to shows on CBS, NBC, MTV, ABC and TNT.

LINKS:

Sarah Solovay’s Website

Facebook Music Page

Twitter: @sarahsolovay

Youtube Page

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Crackerfarm

Design by Jillian Mercado

Captions:

Sarah Solovay, East Village, NYC, Photography by Crackerfarm

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