From the first note of "Sprained Ankles," Seattle songwriter Falon Sierra pushes us right into the deep end. "Jumping off buildings/try and catch me," she says, giving us a bit of a hint as to how she messed her foot up in the first place.
Over swirling mood-drunk r&b that's been slowed down to a crawl, Sierra uses the titular injury as a metaphor for a pain that is tripping her up, but not stopping her, using her deep, forceful purr to inform us that "Yes I'm hurting/I'm still running." With the handful of engulfing songs and eye-catching visuals she's already released, it's clear that Sierra won't be slowing down anytime soon.
You can keep up with Sierra at her Facebook page. She will be playing on Saturday, February 3rd at the Stone Way Cafe, and at Washington Hall on Friday, March 9th as KEXP Presents: Jason McCue Album Release Party. Below, watch the aquatic adventures of Sierra in the clip for "Sprained Ankles."
Today's song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Weird Ways" by Strand of Oaks, from the 2019 album Eraserland on Dead Oceans.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "West is my Home II" by Essam, from the 2018 self-released album 12.12.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Sympacide" by Pion, from the 2018 Sympacide EP on Entreprise.