Interview with Sarah Christine - Denvers 'Musical of the Year'
For the March/April Cover of Lohi Lifestyle Magazine Sarah Christine was selected as Denver's musician of the year for their annual music edition. Recently mentioned as a female artist to watch from 2 Grammy winners on The Music Boost Podcast. Who are you taking a page from when it comes to achieving your music goals? I'm currently looking forward to a songwriting retreat with Andrea Stolpe in NY in which I hope to take a page from a lot of her suggestions for taking my songwriting to the next level! She is absolutely incredible and I can't wait to be a sponge to all she teaches.
What do you have your heart set on for your music career? I have my heart set on a lot, but I take pride in all of the little day-to-day wins. I think things like playing Red Rocks, winning a Grammy, or opening for a hero of mine like Brandi Carlile (for example) will all come with all of the hard work I'm working towards every single day. I guess the main goal is, write my heart out, sing my heart out, focus on improving EVERY DAY and the rest will hopefully follow.
When are you finishing up your next project? I'm looking forward to having two new singles coming out in the upcoming months. One is a solo project I worked on called "The Year: Sidewalks" and the other is an exciting collaboration.
How do you respond to obstacles in the music making process? I just try to not get down - knowing obstacles are a part of the music business on a daily/hourly basis. Signing up to make music is signing up for a world of obstacles - I think when you expect them, you naturally look forward to working through them. It's just all part of getting better every day.
What does it take to apply all your focus in making a project come to fruition? Making a project come to fruition takes a ton of practice, focus, time management, structure, and following your gut with creative flow. Also being open to feedback, coaching and pivoting where you need to (not getting too stuck on the original mind set of a project and letting it flow as it comes and improve with suggestions/collaborations and they come your way).
What are you gaining from spending your time on ultimately doing what you love? HAPPINESS. PURPOSE. FULFILLMENT. INTENTION. GRATITUDE. Are there any other passions aside from your music that's getting your attention? I currently am using music to help out several non for profits raise money for causes that are very important to me, such as Music Beats Cancer. So far we've raised over $2,000 in just a few weeks for cancer research (as you might know, my mom just finally beat her battle with breast cancer, so that has been dear to my heart). I also am writing custom songs for several people, which I find to be incredibly rewarding. I believe a song lives on forever, so using that outlet to be sure their story does, is everything to me!