Five Questions With Sarah MacDougall

Sarah MacDougall is set to release her album, All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything this fall, but today she has unveiled her first single from the album, “Empire”. The single was created at an artist retreat in an abandoned silver mine town in the Yukon shortly after the death of her grandfather and the dissolution of a long-term relationship. The track has been said to be mysterious yet catchy, and that’s definitely the case.

You can now get “Empire” on all online retailers, see HERE. Give it a listen below, and find out more about Sarah in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Sarah MacDougall. I was born in Sweden but now I’m splitting my time between London, Ontario and Whitehorse, Yukon. I’m a songwriter, composer and producer and I just started a label (Label In Between). I have a mini poodle named Lucky, and I love carrot juice and candied salmon.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I base my songs around my lyrics and voice, and I like to make them epic and intimate at the same time. I blend genres and my songs are multi-layered. I think of myself a song poet, and I try to expand my songwriting horizons with each new album. My next record ALL THE HOURS I HAVE LEFT TO TELL YOU ANYTHING is coming out this fall, and the first single, Empire is out July 6.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I am playing Hillside Music Festival in Guelph on July 14. I’m also playing a Toronto and Burnstown show with Colleen Brown (from band MAJOR LOVE) August 3 and 4 and will be touring further in the fall. See for more details.

My live performance is all about connecting with the audience. Whether I have the band with me or not, I am always focused on putting on the best show I can and hope that the audience will join me in it.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?


Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

There are so many amazing ones: Bahamas, Amelia Curran, Tim Baker, Rose Cousins, Thus Owls, Terra Lightfoot, Rae Spoon are just some of my Canadian favourites.

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