Your are my dreams. I see them and feel them.
My dreams are your dreams. I know you see them and you feel them.
Everything is simple in between the dark and light. Every thought I have I can surrender to the night.
"There’s something natural, fungal almost, about the way the electronics spill and expand across the 10 songs of Earth Bow...There’s a continual sense of wonder throughout the album, of unexpected developments, and yet what’s most impressive is the way everything here...genre-defiant in its openness – sits together so well...[Louise finds] ways to enable the agency of the individual, and to help them locate a meaningful space within their everyday world, the album endlessly expansive in its desire to help and to heal. -Uncut Magazine
"Sarah Louise uses her 12-string to shape mystical paeans to salamanders, floods and frogs." - The New York Times
"[This] sense of wonder reaches a profound peak on the centerpiece 'Earth Wakes Up,' an ode to the forest at dawn delivered as one of the most heart-swelling love songs of the year. 'We feel the land/ It touches back' she sings. On Earth Bow, Louise’s best album to date, that connection has never felt so intimate and moving." - Bandcamp's Album of the Day
"On previous albums, Sarah Louise exposed the arbitrary nature of genre. On her new album Earth Bow, she creates her own. If I were forced to place this music in a genre that already has a name, I might call it punk, referencing this observation from Patti Smith: 'To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.' What you hear on the record is an artist riding the currents of a far-reaching and unrestrained creative freedom, alchemically transmuting influence into novel self-expression—exactly what you should expect to hear on great albums...Louise’s dynamic voice...carries lyrical meditations on being consciously with and of the planet, minute observations of its eternal, intimate interwoven relationships: seasons, plants, animals, bodies of water, the human and the heavenly. Louise seems to live her life in presence with 'nature,' and her lyrics speak to the truth that nature is not a separate space, but an all-encompassing phenomenon of which we are an inextricable part." -Aquarium Drunkard
"The record finds her refining and perfecting her commune with the environment, a prog-folk tapestry that’s constantly folding in upon itself...The record breathes slow before blooming into synth shimmer and guitar passages that thread through its roots, playing with her layered vocal passages in a symbiosis whose beauty covers up its effortless complexity...This stands as Louise’s grand statement among a run of seemingly giant leaps. If you haven’t been hooked into how far she’s pushed the guitar from its roots, then it's about time to start with Earth Bow." - Raven Sings the Blues
"What shines through is Sarah’s unshakable belief in and love for our planet, which is the lifeblood of all of her music...although Earth Bow is an album crafted using electronic tools, there is something innately organic about it...It is a multi-layered and textured musical experience that really could only have been made by Sarah Louise, but should be heard by everyone." - Folk Radio UK
Earth Bow was primarily made on occupied Cherokee and Catawba land outside of Asheville, NC
released April 30, 2021
Sarah Louise: Electric and acoustic guitars, auxiliary percussion, voice, SP-404SX, synths, flute, digital treatments
Thom Nguyen: Drums on Mossy Slope, Your Dreams and If You Build a Pond the Frogs Will Come
Go Kurosawa: Bass on Your Dreams and Surrender to the Night
Cooper Crain Yamaha CS-5 on Where Heron Fish at Dawn
Additional singing: Katydids, Spring Peeper frogs, creek, Barred Owl, Screech Owl, Cardinal and other songbirds
Gloria Kaba: Mixing
Sarah Register: Mastering
Your Dreams (single version) mixed by Cooper Crain
Album Art: Sarah Louise (detail from a felted sweater)