New Single 'Bleedways' drops everywhere on May 14th, 2021.
San Francisco singer-songwriter Said Sara, aka David Benson, is coming full-circle.
Said Sara is a genuine extension of Benson’s essence. As a child of the 70’s, he grew up on the singer-songwriters of that era of emergence: Baez, Stevens, Croce, Taylor, Buckingham, Mitchell. But Benson was/is a metalhead and a punk (yes, both) in the 80s, 90s and beyond. In 2008, he joined crust punk-turned death metal warhorse Acephalix, of which he remains the drummer. He also currently sits behind the kit for post-hardcore vs. electronic noise denomination Plaguestate.
There is a 2-way passage between the poppy, acoustic-rooted Said Sara and the aforementioned strains of sonic extremity: Transition. David spent 15 years as guitarist/vocalist-turned vocalist of this genre-obscuring clique, whose sole full-length, 1994’s Spine, was released by Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn’s ultra-legendary SST Records.
Passion-project turned compulsory infatuation, Said Sara will play live in 2021. Initial performances will be of the stripped-down nature, though expansions in any direction are certainly possible. Said Sara, from its inception, has been driven by unrestricted instinct. It is formed of true heart and avidity, and its confinements are few.
Single 'Bleedways' drops everywhere on May 14, 2021. Previous releases: single 'I Star As You' and eponymous EP ( both available everywhere).
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Music and lyrics by David Benson
David Benson: voice, acoustic guitar, banjo, electric bass guitar, electronics/programming
Recorded and mixed by David Benson at The Depths, San Francisco, California
Mastered by Jesse Nichols at The Atomic Garden West, Oakland, California
Cover image by Jacob Reeder @subspecies_art
Official Lyric Video for 'I Star As You'
Said Sara - 'The Heart' Video
Said Sara - 'For Anyone' Video