Sara Benyo graced the Pulse Stage at Project Glow as one of 2023s most up and coming artists. Sara is known for her vocal features on many tracks by big dubstep artists such as Jessica Audifred but is rapidly making a name for herself in the industry as a multifaceted artist. The DJ, producer, and singer sat down with Melanie from The Festival Babes for an exclusive interview in Washington DC during Project Glow.
Melanie: So Sara, what inspired you to build a music career?
Sara: Oh my gosh, where do I begin?! Both of my parents are musicians, my mom’s a singer/songwriter and my dad’s a guitar player who owned his own music business so it kinda runs in my blood! I grew up playing piano (from) the age of 5, did choir, and grew up in church singing. Pretty much did everything I could musically.
Melanie: Yeah, it really sounds like it!
Sara: At the age of 19 I was kind of like “Okay, I can do the Indie route, or I can do the Electronic route”. And I really loved the idea of singing and bringing happiness to people through music and dancing, so that’s ultimately the route I chose.
Melanie: That’s amazing! As a vocalist, DJ, and producer you really do it all. Do you feel like you gravitate towards one medium more than the others?
Sara: Honestly, not necessarily. I really love it all. I feel like my brain is always craving creativity, so whether it’s through my lyricism, or through creating instrumental tracks, I really honestly love it all.
Melanie: Yes! Every day is different, right?
Sara: Yeah! And if I need to process something then, I love writing lyrics but I also really love creating beats and everything in between.
Melanie: Absolutely. So how would you describe your sound in 3 words?
Sara: Lyrically, (I would say) authentic, transparent, and…ethereal.
Melanie: Wow! Okay, that’s amazing. And if you could collab with anyone in the industry, who would it be?
Sara: Top 3 artists gotta be Skrillex, Flume, and Odesza.
Melanie: Oh my gosh, yes. I can’t actually imagine a better top 3.
Sara: Yeah, let’s just put us all in a collab, honestly!
Melanie: And for (Project Glow) specifically, who are you most excited to see?
Sara: Honestly, Tiesto! I watched his Ultra set, and my boyfriend loves Hot In It by Tiesto and Charli XCX. It’s gonna be a party!
Melanie: And I love that from an artist who’s a little more bass leaning, that Tiesto would be your top for the weekend.
Sara: Right, some people think that if you’re a bass
artist then you only listen to bass music but I truly love everything.
Melanie: And that is the sign of a true music lover though.
Sara: Yeah, and I find more inspiration outside of bass music than in bass music itself.
Melanie: That makes a lot of sense. You’re pulling from every area of your entire world!
Sara: Exactly, and I was really blessed to grow up with a huge variety of music. My mom loves country. My dad was born in 1955, he’s a hippie and loves Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zepplin. My brothers are 12 years old than me and love the 90s era. So I was very fortunate to grow up with so many styles of music.
Melanie: Absolutely. Well, thank you so much Sara for this interview! I just have one more question for you…how do you feel about The Festival Babes?
Sara: I F****ING LOVE YOU GUYS! Everyone needs to support them, love them, I love empowering women in the music industry, and I think we need more of it on a daily basis.
Get a glimpse of Sara's live interview here.