“When we write songs, we start with our own experience and dig to find a unique angle to capture and communicate relatable human emotions and situations. Whether it’s about identity, relationships, fucking, whatever, we try to be vivid and specific about the universal and timeless. We want to do more than just tell you about our love, pain, desire etc… we want to pull you right into the middle of it.” -Danielle Harris of Slow Sugar on their forthcoming EP.
Bursting onto the scene in March of 2015, Slow Sugar has been rapidly proving their worth among the seemingly endless supply of NYC hopefuls clawing for their chance at stardom. Armed with a mix of pop and indie sensibilities, their carefully crafted alternative pop sound is not only immediately infectious, but also intricate and deep. After only a year on the scene, its clear Slow Sugar is a force to be reckoned with in the New York pop game.
In 2012, a chance meeting in a student jazz combo at the University of Pennsylvania brought together the sultry vocal stylings of lead singer Danielle Harris and the songwriting chops of guitarist, vocalist, and producer Alex Utay. Both NYC born and bred, the two immediately connected and started seeing shows around Philly together. They soon discovered that they shared an love for the intricate vocal inflections of old-school blues and jazz, as well as the innovative textures and soundscapes of modern pop and indie. Two years later, just as Danielle graduated and moved back to NYC, Alex quit his day job there and the two started writing songs together. Soon, the duo began performing notable shows around the city -- including showcases for Communion Music and CMJ, as well as dates at Mercury Lounge and Highline Ballroom. Riding the wave of this momentum, the duo headed into the studio last winter to record their debut EP with up-and-coming producer Jon Buscema. Armed with this forthcoming EP and a captivating live show to back it up, it's quite clear: pop has never tasted so good.