Singer/songwriter Sasha Sloan began establishing herself as one to watch last fall when she wrote and appeared on “This Town” with Kygo, King Henry’s “I’ll Be There,” and on “Falls” with ODESZA. At a young age, Sloan has always been musically inclined playing piano and even buying chord books of Queen. After moving to L.A at nineteen, her musical growth expanded from writing songs for Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, and Dua Lipa to even touring with CHVRCHES, Joywave, and playing at Outside Lands. “I didn’t know writing for people was a job” says Sloan. Aside from penning lyrics for other artists, Sloan has been focusing her energy on a career as a solo artist writing about her experiences. Her debut solo single, “Ready Yet,” has amassed over 6.4 million streams on Spotify since its release in October. Sloan stated, “I’m writing about my life. I’ve always written about someone else’s.” Her second EP, Loser, is a personal reflection on failed relationships, her parents’ divorce, loneliness, and her struggle with anxiety. It’s an emotionally driven EP that can make anyone dance and cry at the same time. Having recently completed her first headlining tour, Sloan plans to continue work for a debut album that many fans will be eagerly awaiting for.
B-Sides spoke to Sasha Sloan before her sold out performance at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco about her recent birthday, the viral moment on Reddit that helped launch her music career, plans for new music and more. Check out the interview: