After spending her entire career in Oregon, singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman put down roots in Los Angeles, where she spent the last few years hunkered down writing, inspired by a change in scenery, weather, and new relationships. Infused with the colorful, expressive, and warm palette of LA after so many years spent in the moody green of Portland, Jackson-Holman has now returned to share her long-awaited comeback single ‘Beep Beep Bitch’.
Produced alongside Stefan Macarewich, ‘Beep Beep Bitch’ sees her return in a bold and anthemic way. Mixing hard-hitting and throbbing basslines with her sweet and uplifting vocals, this new release sees her blend hip-hop and alt-pop sensibilities, creating a fresh and totally distinct offering in the process.
Speaking about her new release, she said, “Beep Beep Bitch is one of 3 singles centered around self and ego—whereas much of what I’ve written has been more about how I define myself in relation to others. It’s an irreverent, petty ode to letting go of those who are intent on misunderstanding you. I have always cared so much about how I come across, what I say, second guessing myself constantly. There has always been something illicit, irreverent, and taboo about hip hop and pop— articulating a confidence with such naked ego (and willingness to offend) that felt completely inaccessible to me personally. I have been so often moved to tears, with what I can only imagine is catharsis, hearing someone own their egoic impulses without qualification. I have long felt that I could be freer to say what I’d like if I was writing for someone else. Or under a pseudonym. In an exercise to try to find out what I’d have to do in order to feel comfortable writing the kind of pop songs I wanted to write, I went as far as thinking I’d have a concept project, in which someone lip synced and was the face of my music. Someone who I thought could embody what I was saying better than I myself could. While it might be true that someone could do these songs more justice than me, I’m glad I settled on releasing them under my name. These songs are a practice in surrendering how others might perceive me in service of giving myself more flexibility to explore my range as a songwriter.”
Listen to ‘Beep Beep Bitch’ below: