Said Sara - Same - Indie Music Contest Spring 2023
Said Sara - new single + video Same available NOW on all digital platforms. San Francisco singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Said Sara (aka David Benson) is coming full-circle. The alt-folk acoustic Said Sara is a genuine extension of singer-songwriter David Benson’s musical and psychological essence. Its music is as all-encompassing as it is personal. As a child of the 70’s, he grew up on the singer-songwriters of that era: Stevens, Croce, Taylor, Buckingham. But Benson was/is a metalhead and a punk (yes, both) in the 80s, 90s and beyond. Benson wrote dark, stripped-down hymns in the early-mid 90s, which never saw the light of day until Said Sara’s self-titled EP was released in 2020. With a reignited interest in songwriting, the singles I Star as You, Bleedways and Sea were released in the two years following. Same is Benson’s most intimate (and catchiest) release to date. David is the drummer of San Francisco-based crust punk-turned-death metal veterans Acephalix, whose triumphant Theothanatologist album (engineered by Grammy-winner Greg Wilkinson) topped many a year-end list. There is a 2-way passage between the poppy but somber, acoustic-rooted Said Sara and the aforementioned strain of sonic extremity: Transition. David spent 15 years as guitarist/vocalist-turned vocalist of this genre-obscuring, ahead-of-its-time clique, whose sole full-length, 1994’s Spine, was released by the ultra-legendary SST Records. Said Sara is a true passion-project which has become a compulsory infatuation. From its inception, Said Sara has been driven by unrestricted instinct. It is formed of true heart and avidity, and its confinements are few.