NEW MUSIC: SARAH BARRIOS | WE DON'T HAVE TO DIE
An artist who shared one of the best songs of 2021 with her infectious "Thank God You Introduced Me To You Sister," Sarah Barrios has returned and is better than ever with her latest tune, ‘We Don’t Have To Die.’ The song is a striking pop-punk ballad about facing one’s morality, and the song is complete with flourishes of acoustic guitar, rhythmic drums, and a skittering trap beat. Barrios has officially moved from a rising pop-punk star to a future genre icon with' We Don't Have To Die. Originally from Torrington, Connecticut, the LA transplant began writing songs when she was 13 “after a particularly boring day at home,” she recalls. “And I haven’t stopped writing since then. I’ve always loved storytelling and how music can transport you to a different world. Finding new and interesting ways to craft my own stories out of thin air feels so magical to me.” Describing her music as “honest, fantastical, and alive,” Barrios draws from a vast spring of influences, from such authors as Jane Austen to landmark musicians Fleetwood Mac, Jon Bellion, and Paramore. “Thank God You Introduced Me to Your Sister,” with its brazenly punk-pop aesthetic, certainly lives up to the hype, combing these reference points and jetting into her musical sphere. In addition to her growing solo catalogue, Barrios has worked with Bonnie McKee, Becky G, Why Don’t We, Andy Grammer, Zara Larsson, and many others.