Quiet Takes - Weekly, Weakly [EP]
“Quiet Takes Weathers Wondrous Dreams On ‘Weekly, Weakly’ EP” – Audio Femme
Songwriter Sarah Magill is a Midwestern introvert who makes music for feelers as Quiet Takes. Pairing understated lyricism with “melan-happy” melodies, Magill plumbs idiosyncratic inner narratives for points of wider emotional connection.
Quiet Takes’s “breezy mix of dream pop, avant folk, and smooth psychedelia” (WLUR) finds further refinement on the newest release, Weekly, Weakly, the third collaboration between Magill and producer/multi-instrumentalist David Bennett. Crafted through pandemic-era weekly studio sessions (David and his wife, Kayla, graciously created a safe Aorist Studios pod to continue creative work), the newest Quiet Takes EP self-soothes admissions of loneliness and anxiety with shimmering synths and whispered harmonies.
Quiet Takes’s second EP, San Fidel, was embraced by college and AAA stations across the country earlier this year, widening Magill’s audience beyond her current home base in Kansas City. A writer and wanderer, Magill is slowly returning to road-trips and live performances while working toward her first full-length album in 2022.
“Harnessing smooth and smokey 70’s era vibe and chill back-beat style jazz pop, singer-songwriter Sarah Magill continues to navigate her style and sound on her latest single “Ghosty Was Here”. Borrowing the cool, psychedelic tinges of ’70s- Beatles with the poetic folk of songwriters Simon & Garfunkel, Magill finds a fascinating intersection between old and new, bringing in the latter through similarities to contemporary artists such as Andy Shauf and Sufjan Stevens with the alluring, hypnotic rhythm and whispering vocals…” – Dusty Organ
“…the breezy mix of dream pop, avant folk, and smooth psychedelia on Quiet Takes’ 5-song debut EP San Fidel has drawn comparisons to Cat Power, Bat for Lashes, and Azure Ray. Check it out!” – WLUR
“Wondrous in its mystery, lush in its synth mastery, a voice to soothe the madness, and lyrics you will come back to again and again…5 perfect tracks…Wish there were more…” – KVNF