Music Jar – week 1

A new year means a new jar. I’ve got an actual pickle jar from Katz Deli this time around. The aim is to introduce myself to new music, specifically music made my women. Each week, I’ll take one of 52 pieces of paper from the jar and listen to the artist featured.

This week was the turn of American friends, Sammy Rae & The Friends, as suggested by my good friend Benjy Adams.

I’d never heard of Sammy Rae or her friends, so this was a new one on me. I can always rely on Benj to bring me the goods.
Sammy Rae & The Friends have a jazz pop angle to their numerous EPs. It’s the kind of thing you can imagine being very well suited to an indie romcom playlist, simultaneously giving you joy while breaking your heart.
They are yet to release an album but have a number of Extended Plays (from 2018 to 2021) which I did enjoy. There’s also a storming cover of Everybody Wants To Rule The World that is in danger of making it onto a number of my other playlists.

Great recommendation Benjy.

I’ll be putting my favourite song by each artist into a playlist if you’re interested to see how this shapes up.






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