Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Barrios returns with “Messy”, an alternative dance pop ear worm about anxiety and feeling overwhelmed. With producer Jonah Shy (FLETCHER, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello), Sarah beautifully crafted a track with poignant mental-health-focused lyrics wrapped around catchy melodies and dance breaks. Fans can stream “Messy” here: sarahbarrios.fanlink.to/messy
Sarah reflected on the creation of the song: “You know when you go to clean your room, and it’s so messy and crowded that you stand there for about five minutes trying to figure out where to start? That’s how I felt when I wrote this song. I felt so overwhelmed by all the thoughts in my head that I couldn’t pick a single one to focus on. So we ended up writing about all of them. “
“Messy” is Sarah Barrios’ fourth single this year. These singles together showcase an incredible breadth of musical styles; from the delicate piano ballad “Reality” to the pop-punk of “Talk!TalkTalk!” and now the driving, lightly danceable “Messy”. The line between these different sounds is Sarah’s powerful and emotional voice paired with poignant lyrical themes around mental health and empowerment.
Sarah, a Connecticut native currently based in Los Angeles, has made waves in the music industry with her heartfelt lyrics and emotive vocals. Her previous releases, such as “Thank God You Introduced Me to Your Sister”, “Have We Met Before (with Eric Nam)”, and the aforementioned “Reality” showcase her unique blend of pop, indie, and alternative sounds, earning her a loyal fan base and critical acclaim from the likes of Teen Vogue, iHeartRadio, American Songwriter, and Atwood Magazine.
Sarah Barrios is a breath of fresh air with her unapologetically sweet voice, infectious melodies, and playful pop musicality. An avid reading and fantasy enthusiast, his approach is similar to writing a novel. Combining stories with raw human emotion, Sarah captures her audience on first listen with a textured experience of image and color. Influenced by an intelligently diverse spectrum from Jane Austen to Sci-Fi books, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Jon Bellion and Paramore, Sarah’s music evokes nostalgia and anticipation of the future.
After years of songwriting with the likes of Zara Larsson, Alec Benjamin, Why Don’t We, Rita Ora, which has amassed over 80 million streams and collected a nomination for TikTok Songwriter of the Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Sarah is set to expand. his views and his growing fanbase in Asia. He previously collaborated with global superstar Eric Nam for the hit song “Have We Met Before” and Filipino pop artist Syd Hartha for the reflective number “All My Sins”.
Today, Asian territories dominate its Top 10 Streaming Markets which include Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand.