Detroit songwriter Sara Marie Barron's debut 'Wanna Know' is the sweetness we need

click to enlarge PHOTO BY NOAH ELLIOTT MORRISON
Photo by Noah Elliott Morrison
What came first? The musician or the music writer? For songwriter Sara Marie Barron, it doesn't really matter. The girl knows music and has a distinct voice both through a microphone and on paper. Her debut track, "Wanna Know" is without frills but full of feels.

"Wanna Know" gives us crazy Vonda Shepard à la Songs from Ally McBeal vibes. Though at first listen Barron might seem like she's resurrecting the innocence of 2009 with threads of Colbie Caillat and the purity of early Norah Jones, she finds her own footing in modern vulnerability. Barron tells us what she needs and it is this up-frontness that sets her apart from her aforementioned songbirds.

Sara Marie Barron will perform at PJ's Lager House tonight, April 25 at 8:30 p.m. wsg True Blue and White Bee; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668; pjslagerhouse.com; Tickets are $10.

Don't play games. Listen to "Wanna Know" below.

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