Sara Noelle is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and creator of the print literary journal Lyrics as Poetry.
Her upcoming covers EP, Four Songs, revisits a few timely classics for this moment of tumult, including a reimagined version of John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night,” as well as songs by Oasis, Judee Sill and The Youngbloods. Recorded remotely during quarantine, the project was produced by Dan Duszynski, who also worked with Sara on her full-length album Cover the Blue.
Today she shares her cover of Judee Sill’s “Emerald River Dance”:
“There’s a subtle beauty in Judee Sill’s lyrics that becomes clearer with each listen. In her poetic and vulnerable ‘Emerald River Dance,’ two lines particularly resonate: ‘It seems like everyone’s so afraid of emotion cause they can’t bear the pain’ and ‘Listen to the bleating absence of sound, and you will hear what is.’ In this meditation, there’s hope in the unknown and truth in a moment of silence.”