A String of Pearls
The Way We Are is the debut album from A String of Pearls (née Sadie Ava) — soul/pop for androgynous loners in the middle of the night.
Drawing from influences as diverse as Lauryn Hill and the Misfits to Otis Redding and Sparklehorse, A String of Pearls is unique in its perspective and voice: a young queer woman unapologetically writing love songs to women in a city full of sky vibes.
Written, recorded, and produced over the summer of 2014, the record is a byproduct of heartbreak, telling the story of a love affair and longing for someone unobtainable. At times pleading, at times defiant, every song is an open-hearted letter told from the perspective of the other.
Sadie Ava is the 22-year-old lead singer and guitarist of Seattle band Sundries and, as the multi-instrumentalist songwriter-producer of the project, wrote and recorded the entire record, with the exception of Rebecca Young on bass.