a trigger for every body

by Kinlaw

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Sarah Kinlaw is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician based in New York City. The cassette / digital release via Soap Library, 'a trigger for every body,' debuts her long-incubated solo, vocal work as Kinlaw. States of heightened sensitivity and vulnerability are reached through close examination of repressed memories and their corresponding sensory triggers, as Kinlaw re-paves cognitive pathways with pop-leaning structure and texture. A fascination with ASMR and synesthetic response reflects the physicality in Kinlaw’s intimate and immersive live performances.

At the invitation of the Wythe Hotel, Kinlaw choreographed and performed 'a trigger for every body' alongside close friends and dancers Kathleen Dycaico and Quenton Stuckey on Monday, June 12, 2017. Attendees selected from a range of timed performances taking place on the half- hour inside one of the hotel’s penthouse suites. Guests who arrived prior to their reserved performance time enjoyed a complimentary snack + aperitif and the opportunity purchase a limited edition 'a trigger for every body' cassette paired with a lemon-jasmine aromatherapy sniffer.


released August 2, 2017

Written by Kinlaw
Engineered, Mixed and co-Produced by Jake Aron
from Dr Wu's Studio + Gary’s Electric in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Chris Gehringer
Photography by Landon Speers
Prop Styling by Grace Hartnett
Design + Layout by Jonathan Campolo
Product Shots by Nathaniel Young
CAT#: SL004


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Track Name: drama in the south
this city stays the same
in the ways that i blame it
for things that i couldn’t do
o watch me while i sit right here
repeating: “it’s just what it is”

to tell you the truth
the things that i didn’t do
are all because i sit right here
repeating “it’s just what it is”

if you go…
you can go
you can go
when you go

“i’m sleeping in the south
sit back staring till i can’t
get up to where to i need to go anymore
i sleep until my face flips off
taking to boredom for a minute
and sit back staring to space
it’s all i really want
believe me”

the city stays the same
while we pass our time
in artificial light
to sit right down, forgive ourselves
and say it is just what it
Track Name: home
if you feel a lock on the part that pulls
you through the rooms then
i’ll will be the one who will show you around

meet me at the door that feels
cold like a rock
not poetic and soft
like something we earned and forgot

home is where we put things together
it’s how we stop
i can not believe it’s as simple as this

tied you to the wood just to watch you
work through something artless and hard
you hadn’t looked small in a while

living in a house that will trigger us
open our hands in the hall
to feeling didactic and owned

home is how we sleep with each other
it’s just enough
over and again it’s as simple as this
Track Name: envelope
here i go
to listen in
to silence of
moving in the room

without a noise
things to do

pull the list
check the box
you’re on top
mark by mark

you’re on the top
mark by mark

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