Sarah Solovay

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Sarah Solovay
Manhattan in Seward Park on the Lower East Side
Manhattan in Seward Park on the Lower East Side
Background information
Born (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 26)
OriginNew York City, NY, United States
GenresPop, Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active2006 – present

Sarah Solovay (born March 30, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who opened for John Mayer and Train on Mayer's "Battle Studies World Tour" in Scranton, PA in July 2010.[1] Solovay was also featured on the 90210 soundtrack,[2] released in the fall of 2009. She has released 3 studio EPs and several digital singles.

Solovay graduated from Yale University in 2016, where she was an American Studies major with a focus on Audio and Video Performance Culture. She moved back to New York City to write and record her third studio EP. On February 17, 2017, she released "Rough Draft," the first single off the EP.[3] It was put in rotation on Sirius XM The Pulse's show, "Train Tracks," and added to several Apple Music playlists, including "Future Hits" and "Breaking Pop."[4] The second single, "Trick Me" was released on April 21.[5] Within days it was added to Spotify's Global Viral, US Viral 50 and New Music Friday Turkey's playlists along with placed in rotation on Sirius XM The Pulse's "Train Tracks" show.

Solovay began her career in 2008, when she uploaded several songs from what would become The Gone EP to her MySpace page. Through word of mouth, the songs spread, and soon gathered hundreds of thousands of plays.[6] This traction brought her to the attention of the New York music industry: In 2008, Solovay's "Gone" won the New York Songwriters Circle "Young Songwriters Award" and she was a contestant in Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing" contest. [7][8] Also in 2008, Solovay performed at The CMJ Festival on October 22, 2008 which took place at The Canal Room in New York City. In 2009, she was a finalist in the International Songwriter's Competition. That same year, she performed at a benefit for the Light of Day Foundation.[9]

In October 2010, Solovay and her song "Gone" were included on the list of entries to be nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award in the "Song of the Year" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" categories.

In October 2009, her song "Hearts Collide" was selected to be on the 90210 soundtrack, released by CBS. Her song, "Flaws and All" was featured in Joe Dante's film, "The Hole." In June 2010, her song, "Gone" was featured in Childrens Hospital and the NBC TV Show "Outlaw" in the Fall, 2010. In 2011, her songs, "You'll Never Know," "Gone" and "Delight" were licensed for use on MTV "[1]", and her song "All She Could Be" was licensed for ABC's "The Lying Game" in the August 22 episode. Additionally, her song "All She Could Be" was selected to air on the Teen Vogue feature of Dakota Fanning.

During the summer of 2011, Solovay was profiled by The New York Times for being a musician balancing school work.[10] In early 2012, Solovay decided to focus primarily on her education and enroll at Yale University. During her time in college, she was named as one of ten finalists in the 2013 Emerging Artist Competition, a partnership between Hitlab and The Recording Academy.[11] In July, 2014, "Gone" and "All She Could Be" were included on the soundtrack for the Indie Film, "Crazy Bitches," released in June, 2014.


Year Song Album Notes
2008 Gone Gone EP
  • Self-release; SS Records
2009 Flaws and All Single
  • Self-release; SS Records
  • Featured in Joe Dante's 2009 "The Hole 3D"
2009 Hearts Collide 90210 Soundtrack
  • CBS Records
2010 Gone 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Compilation
2010 Raindrops Single
  • Self-release; SS Records
2012 Superhuman Superhuman EP
  • Self-release; SS Records
2017 Rough Draft Single
  • Self-release; Solovay Records
2017 Trick Me Single
  • Self-release; Solovay Records

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Klefleur (19 Jul 2010). "Announcing The Winners Of The John Mayer Side Stage Warfare Competition For Scranton, Boston, Cleveland, And Indianapolis!". OurStage Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. ^ Stransky, Tanner (16 Sep 2009). "'90210' soundtrack lineup announced: OK Go, Adele, N.E.R.D., and more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ Binetti, Lucy (21 Feb 2017). "Songs You Wish You Wrote: "Rough Draft" by Sarah Solovay (Exclusive Interview)". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ SiriusXM Editors (2 Sep 2015). "Train's Pat Monahan's Picking Tunes For The Pulse". Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  5. ^ Frometa, RJ (21 Apr 2017). "Sarah Solovay Releases Second Single "Trick Me"". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Sarah Solovay Refused to Settle, and Her Blossoming Career Is Proof". Impose Magazine. 17 Feb 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Vote For Radio Disney's Next Big Thing Artist!". J-14 Magazine. 1 Apr 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  8. ^ "New Artist Alert: Sarah Solovay". Blogcritics. 26 Feb 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  9. ^ Mikle, Jean (4 Nov 2009). "Light of Day Kick-Off Concert Friday in New York". Asbury Park Press NJ – Jersey Shore & New Jersey News. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  10. ^ Anderson, Jenny (24 Jul 2011). "Dual Life of Singer-Songwriter and Brearley Senior". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Hitlab Announces 10 Finalists For The Emerging Artist Competition". The GRAMMYs. 16 Jan 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2017.