Sarah Cothran is an American singer-songwriter, noted prominently for her fusion of pop and indie music, marked by her raw and deeply emotive vocals. Her music has resonated with a broad audience on TikTok and social media, making her a prominent name in the modern music landscape.
Cothran first gained considerable attention in 2020, when her song “As the World Caves In” began trending on the social media platform TikTok, resulting in millions of plays on various streaming platforms. The song, a gripping portrayal of love amidst the end of the world, showcases her signature vulnerability and sonic depth. In 2021, she followed up this success with her first major label EP, “Breakups Suck, Vol. 1,” under the Warner Records banner. This collection further established her as a significant voice in the pop music landscape, with standout tracks like “9 to 5” and “Is It Just Me?” gaining substantial radio airplay and streaming attention.
In her still evolving career, Cothran has already collaborated with several prominent musicians and artists, leveraging these opportunities to expand her artistic vision and sonic style. Among her noteworthy collaborators is American record producer Greg Kurstin, best known for his work with Adele and Sia. Her duet with British musician Matt Maltese, the original singer of “As the World Caves In,” offered an enchanting reinterpretation of the song that propelled her to fame. Other important connections include American singer-songwriters like Ashe and Jeremy Zucker, along with notable figures in the music industry like Zak Abel and Charlie Puth.
Cothran’s unique talent and distinctive voice have not gone unnoticed by the music industry. In 2021, she was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Viral Song, a testament to the mass appeal and broad reach of her music. Additionally, she was named as one of the artists to watch by Spotify in their 2021 RADAR program, an initiative designed to identify and support emerging artists from around the world.