Sage. is an independent band from Orlando, FL. The three-piece takes influence from artists like Steely Dan, D’Angelo, and Cosmo Pyke. They form a deep and soulful sound that also pulls from jazz and rock sounds of the past. Their sound shines through in Dom Gabasan’s raw vocals and swanky guitar, Adam Sage’s fat bass licks, and Ian Matheson’s too- funky rhythms.
“Going South” gives listeners a taste of their on-brand production style. Combining shimmering guitar lines with a jazz-infused bassline and soul-laced vocals, Sage. creates a smooth and carefree atmosphere. Even though the song is about a relationship that is going south and the lyrics explore the acceptance that it likely won’t recover, the upbeat melody and pleasing chords make you realize that everything will be okay at the end. The velvety vocals and cheerful production give the song the optimistic feel that is evident in the lyrics. The harmonies coax you into a pleasant and serene state of acceptance. It’s difficult to walk away from the track without some warmth radiating within you.