Sara Kays: Struck By Lightning Tour

Fri Oct 22 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$20.00

All Ages

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    Sara Kays writes the songs she needs to hear. As if setting her diary to music, the Nashville-based solo
    singer-songwriter creates refreshingly honest alternative pop with her relatable storytelling.
    While Sara eventually caught fire on social media, she kicked off her career in the most old school way
    possible. Receiving her first guitar as a gift at 12 years old, Kays often busked for two-to-three hours at
    local restaurants multiple times per week in high school. Becoming “a job,” she’d cover everything from
    “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.” The skilled
    performer also practiced constantly and developed her chops on acoustic guitar and ukulele. Her
    personal tastes spanned everything from A Day To Remember, Mayday Parade, and Panic! At The Disco
    to Alec Benjamin, Jake Bugg and Kacey Musgraves.
    After meeting the producer Steven Martinez on Instagram, Sara made her way to Nashville to begin
    recording with him. Dropping “Rich Boy” in 2018, the rising artist has since amassed a loyal fanbase
    including 1.5M followers on TikTok. By sharing raw performances of her original songs about her own
    internal struggles, the 21-year-old artist began normalizing difficult topics, comforting listeners, and
    building an audience that functioned more like a supportive community.
    “As a kid, I never had songs for what I was going through,” Sara admits. “I would search topics like ‘Body
    Image’ to find music, and nothing would come up on Google. So, I started writing about subjects that
    mean a lot to me. Most of my songs are about how it’s okay to be struggling, because I haven’t really
    gotten out of it—but it does get better. We’re all in this struggle together, and it’s all good.”
    Last year, Kays unveiled her EP, Camera Shy which includes the emotionally vulnerable streaming
    favorites, “No Matter The Season,” “Smaller Than This,” and “Chosen Last.” Highlighted by the
    confessional single, “I’m Okay Though,” the EP also features new songs including “High School” and
    “Same House.” Camera Shy showcases Kays’ uniquely cathartic and catchy brand of pop which she
    writes and records all on her own. The EP, which has garnered over 15M worldwide streams to date,
    sees Sara turning her struggles with divorced parents, body image, and mental health into bravely
    candid acoustic songcraft that captures her personal fears while simultaneously offering listeners relief.
    Towards the end of 2020, Kays performed a brief acoustic rendition of her then unreleased song,
    “Remember That Night?” on her hugely popular TikTok. The short snippet immediately blew up,
    garnering nearly 3M views and over 720K likes in less than a week. Following the positive fan reaction,
    she worked quickly to officially finish and release the song. Billboard instantly praised “the full-bodied
    nature of (Kays’) songwriting, which tells the story of post-breakup wistfulness while the vocals are
    layered during the most piercing stray thoughts.” The hit single proved a Top 40 favorite at Triple A radio
    outlets nationwide, becoming Sara’s first Top 10 single on any Billboard chart with over 180M global
    audio streams and over 7.7M views at YouTube. Celebrating her breakout success, the remarkable artist
    went on to make her U.S. television debut with a performance of “Remember That Night?” on The Late
    Show with Stephen Colbert – WATCH HERE.
    Kays followed up “Remember That Night?” with a string of recent releases including “Traffic Lights,”
    “Backseat Rider,” “Future Kids” and “Picture of You.” With more new music on the way, recent press
    highlights include Billboard’s Emerging Artists Spotlight, rising to #4 on Rolling Stone’s “Breakthrough
    25” Chart, praise from Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, People, American Songwriter, Alternative Press,
    Flaunt, FLOOD, HUFFPOST, and more.

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Sara Kays: Struck By Lightning Tour

Fri Oct 22 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Sara Kays: Struck By Lightning Tour

$20.00 All Ages

Sara Kays

Sara Kays

Alternative

Sara Kays writes the songs she needs to hear. As if setting her diary to music, the Nashville-based solo
singer-songwriter creates refreshingly honest alternative pop with her relatable storytelling.
While Sara eventually caught fire on social media, she kicked off her career in the most old school way
possible. Receiving her first guitar as a gift at 12 years old, Kays often busked for two-to-three hours at
local restaurants multiple times per week in high school. Becoming “a job,” she’d cover everything from
“Champagne Supernova” by Oasis to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.” The skilled
performer also practiced constantly and developed her chops on acoustic guitar and ukulele. Her
personal tastes spanned everything from A Day To Remember, Mayday Parade, and Panic! At The Disco
to Alec Benjamin, Jake Bugg and Kacey Musgraves.
After meeting the producer Steven Martinez on Instagram, Sara made her way to Nashville to begin
recording with him. Dropping “Rich Boy” in 2018, the rising artist has since amassed a loyal fanbase
including 1.5M followers on TikTok. By sharing raw performances of her original songs about her own
internal struggles, the 21-year-old artist began normalizing difficult topics, comforting listeners, and
building an audience that functioned more like a supportive community.
“As a kid, I never had songs for what I was going through,” Sara admits. “I would search topics like ‘Body
Image’ to find music, and nothing would come up on Google. So, I started writing about subjects that
mean a lot to me. Most of my songs are about how it’s okay to be struggling, because I haven’t really
gotten out of it—but it does get better. We’re all in this struggle together, and it’s all good.”
Last year, Kays unveiled her EP, Camera Shy which includes the emotionally vulnerable streaming
favorites, “No Matter The Season,” “Smaller Than This,” and “Chosen Last.” Highlighted by the
confessional single, “I’m Okay Though,” the EP also features new songs including “High School” and
“Same House.” Camera Shy showcases Kays’ uniquely cathartic and catchy brand of pop which she
writes and records all on her own. The EP, which has garnered over 15M worldwide streams to date,
sees Sara turning her struggles with divorced parents, body image, and mental health into bravely
candid acoustic songcraft that captures her personal fears while simultaneously offering listeners relief.
Towards the end of 2020, Kays performed a brief acoustic rendition of her then unreleased song,
“Remember That Night?” on her hugely popular TikTok. The short snippet immediately blew up,
garnering nearly 3M views and over 720K likes in less than a week. Following the positive fan reaction,
she worked quickly to officially finish and release the song. Billboard instantly praised “the full-bodied
nature of (Kays’) songwriting, which tells the story of post-breakup wistfulness while the vocals are
layered during the most piercing stray thoughts.” The hit single proved a Top 40 favorite at Triple A radio
outlets nationwide, becoming Sara’s first Top 10 single on any Billboard chart with over 180M global
audio streams and over 7.7M views at YouTube. Celebrating her breakout success, the remarkable artist
went on to make her U.S. television debut with a performance of “Remember That Night?” on The Late
Show with Stephen Colbert – WATCH HERE.
Kays followed up “Remember That Night?” with a string of recent releases including “Traffic Lights,”
“Backseat Rider,” “Future Kids” and “Picture of You.” With more new music on the way, recent press
highlights include Billboard’s Emerging Artists Spotlight, rising to #4 on Rolling Stone’s “Breakthrough
25” Chart, praise from Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, People, American Songwriter, Alternative Press,
Flaunt, FLOOD, HUFFPOST, and more.

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