Sarah Hiltz is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. Her new album CALM FURY is a collection of songs that grew out of her research into the way we experience, express & suppress anger in modern society.
Hiltz has independently released four full-length albums and two EPs since 2009. Her work as a talented singer-songwriter has landed her Folk Music Ontario’s Songs From The Heart Award (Political Category), opening slots for Canadian icons Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Hynes, Top 3 placement in a nation-wide music competition (She’s The One), a Best Folk Album nomination (Toronto Independent Music Awards) and earned her an invitation to give a TEDx talk in 2014.
After more than three years spent absorbing literature, articles and other sources of media, as well as interviewing experts, friends, family, and fellow artists, Hiltz is sharing the music inspired by her research into anger on her latest release CALM FURY. The resulting body of work bears witness to an artist who has not only come to terms with her own anger, but who is willing to embrace it when called for.
Whether through lyric-driven storytelling (Love & Retreat, Daylight Savings), harmonically dense and odd-metred jazz (Move On, Bad Cycle) or classic sounding ballads (Darling, I Suffer, As Long As You’re There), Hiltz clearly demonstrates many facets of anger across CALM FURY, all gathered under the banner of contemporary folk songwriter.