SArah Jickling ANd Her Good Bad Luck EPK
Sarah Jickling is a Vancouver-based musician, performer and mental-health advocate. Her first solo album, 2017’s When I Get Better, is a marriage of shimmering pop melodies with candid lyrics about her recovery from bipolar disorder. Her new album The Family Curse is an exploration of intergenerational trauma and mental illness within families. Jickling’s music approaches the darkest subject matter with frank honesty and a keen ear for beauty, sincerity, and hope. In 2019 Jickling is continuing as a touring performer with the BC Schizophrenia Society’s Reach Out Psychosis program and has been selected as an artist-in-residence by UBC’s Wingspan Disability Arts program. She has been widely featured on television, podcasts, blogs, and at live events performing and speaking about her experiences with mental illness, and earned top spots at competitions like CiTR’s Shindig!, Seattle’s EMP Soundoff, 102.7 The PEAK Performance Project, and Canada’s Walk of Fame Music Mentorship Program.
Live video featuring festival set up:
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Listen If You Like:
Carly Rae Jepsen, Regina Spektor, Lorde, Lily Allen, Amanda Palmer
"Over the past couple of years the Lotsusland-raised singer-songwriter has proven herself one of the most interesting fixtures on the city’s music scene. Musically, Jickling traffics in a brand of pop that’s beautifully inspirational. " - Mike Usinger, The Georgia Straight
"Sarah Jickling’s voice is childish innocence laced with pain; lollipops and whimsy with a razor-sharp edge. But despite the darkness running underneath the sweet surface, there’s an inherent joy in it too – a hope that seems determined to bubble over the edges and scatter some glitter into the black void beneath." - Julie MacLellan, The Burnaby Now
"Jickling draws from her own struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder in this absorbing collection of songs; she successfully balances telling her own unique story with making the songs universal enough that we all can relate to their themes." - Great Dark Wonder
"Sarah’s bubbly and animated pop projects light around a dark, ever-present and personal subject, which seems almost too perfect for any audience, be it high school students or adults." - Lexi Melish, Discorder Magazine
Listen to Sarah Talk with CBC Here:
Discussing her new album with On The Coast and North by Northwest.