Abby Sage Holds Onto Fleeting Love with “18 Years”

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // July 3, 2020

Abby Sage may only be 22 years old, but she possesses the innate maturity of a seasoned songwriter. Having grown up at her dad’s small bar performances, Sage eventually picked up the guitar and sought out music for herself. The Toronto-born, Bay Area-raised newcomer is now introducing us to her captivating discography with her alluring new single, “18 Years.”

On “18 Years,” Abby Sage reflected,

“‘18 Years’ is an important story that I’ve been attempting to tell the right way for a while now. For me, ‘18 Years’ represents both a solidified age and an estimated measure of time. I fell in love at the age of 18 but I needed 18 more years to understand it. I needed 18 more years to figure out what that meant for me. It’s a love ballad longing for the right place and time. I wrote it about a year ago and sat with it for so long, but every time I played songs of mine for friends, this is the one that resonated the most.” 

As Sage reminisces about someone she’s always had undeniable love for, “18 Years” takes us on a sonic journey through musical heaven. Layered with swaying guitars and Sage’s angelic vocals, “18 Years” is truly a beauty well worth your time. Sage only has two official releases as of now, but rest assured, you’ll be wanting to keep her on your radar. 

“Having that one fleeting love that you hold onto, make excuses for, and keep in your mind as that ‘maybe someday’ person is such a universal human experience. I had a moment where I was driving on my own back from the studio one day and I felt this overwhelming feeling of love for someone in my past. The beautiful thing was that it wasn’t a feeling of longing, it was pure appreciation for someone who I so deeply loved before. Regardless, I still carry that question of ‘maybe someday down the road’ but now that I’ve written about it, the feeling is less pressing; it’s off my chest and into the world now.”

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