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Lovers and Leaders

by Sacha Sacket

Reckless love songs that capture the romantic appeal of an early Elton John with the modern sentiment of Coldplay
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Hail
4:22 album only
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2. Judy (for shame)
4:19 album only
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3. Stay
3:31 album only
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4. Halo
4:08 album only
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5. Brandon Boyd
3:55 album only
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6. Maybe You Can Save Me (from you)
3:48 album only
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7. How Low?
4:14 album only
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8. Jove
4:07 album only
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9. What You Are
3:07 album only
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10. Hallowed (Show Me How)
4:45 album only
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11. Time to Go
3:44 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Opulent sweeps of electronic orchestration frame the evocative voice of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Sacha Sacket on his third full-length release, Lovers & Leaders. A strong pop current underscores themes of surrender and acceptance.

“Although it’s a love album, the theme is really more about my battle not to succumb to it,” says Sacket. “ I guess I equated love with losing power, losing my goals and aspirations. I was trying to find the balance between honoring someone else and myself, while at the same time - finding where the edges meet.”

The boldly titled Lovers and Leaders is as diverse as the characters that inspired it. The lyrics explore the freedom that comes through love, the nobility of leadership, and the devastating impact of the lack of either. Fans of Sacket’s confessional songwriting will immediately recognize the classically influenced melodies that are at the heart of the composer’s polished musicality. Lyrically, he stretches beyond the internal scrutiny of self-examination to etch distinct portraits of others with crystalline clarity: A disillusioned lover watches the runway recede from an ascending jet as she recalls “days of legs and sheets and lips” in “How Low?” An obsessive friend, “Judy (for shame)," dries roses and arranges dolls in rows on her bed, and in “Brandon Boyd,” the entitled “cool kids” intone threats to “keep the fat chicks/and the fags in line.” Sacket’s gift is not only to breathe life into these characters, but also to reveal their humanity.

Born in Iran to a multi-cultural family (his father is Iranian, his mother British) Sacket came to California at age one where he grew up in the sun-baked sprawl of the San Fernando Valley. Among his high school peers were members of Linkin Park and Hoobastank. And “Brandon Boyd,” as named in song, is the classmate who co-founded the band Incubus.

With the release of his second album, Sacha Sacket took his artistry far a field touring relentlessly with concerts at hundreds of colleges and music venues while garnering airplay on 150+ independent, college and NPR stations. With the advent of myspace, his audience grew exponentially and national media outlets soon took notice. Noted one reviewer, “Sacket’s music is not one for easy comparison. His remarkable and plaintive sensitivity conjures thoughts of a young Elton John, while a beautiful, textured piano recalls his classical past – a young obsession with Beethoven. His talent, however, is undeniable from any perspective. Armed with a unique and powerful voice, which is perhaps his greatest asset, Sacket grabs you right in the gut and never lets go.”

With Lovers and Leaders, even though Sacket confronts emotional vulnerability, his position is one of strength. “I’m not crying, walking down the street or anything,” he laughs. “My music balances me. It’s a super shot, an ‘espresso’ shot of me. In my music, I say things that I’ve never said to anybody. It’s private stuff that I don’t really talk about: except to the world.”

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Benjamin Fulcher

Lovers & Leaders
I heard one song and I fell in love with Sacha Sackets music. Judy (for shame) is one of the best songs I've ver heard. One of my friends told me he had come and performed at our University. I got so jealous. It's music I can listen to no matter what mood I'm in and I always come out of it with a positive attitude towards life. I'm a performer myself and I love to sing songs very similar to this and I hope when my CD comes out I'll have some hit songs like these. Love this music!!!!!!!!!!1
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Matthew Camacho

Sacha Leads The Pack!
And just when I thought it couldn't get any better than "Shadowed", Sacha comes along and unveils this his latest masterpiece. His way with lyrics, his passionate delivery and the intelligence of it all makes you want to support this distinctive, orignal artist. One of the best CD's of this year. Don't miss out on this piece of heaven. Cut yourself a big slice and Sacha and treasure your indulgence. Sacha is simply DIVINE...!!!
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Richard Qiu

I love it
Excellent album.
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cs2627

Excellent
Excellent album. I honestly did not expect such complexity and artistic maturity from such a young and relatively new/unknown artist. I've heard many people compare him to Tori Amos, Sarah Mclachlan, and Coldplay but I think Sacha holds his own against any of these artists and in some ways surpasses them. Sacha is definitely one of the best and most promising artists I've heard in a very long time.
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Eddie Sotomayor

Pure Passion!
I love the cd! The lyrics, the music, the voice...INCREDIBLE! You will connect with the artist's soul through his songs...great job Sacha, would love to hear more from u...
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Ron Caron

Lovers & Leaders
I listen to all kinds of music and when I'm asked to lock myself into a genre that I like, I don't. I say that it just has to be music that moves me in some way. When I think back on my life and the music I have heard that simply stops me in my tracks, it has only happened twice. Sacha Sacket's music and vocals was one of them. Lovers & Leaders is a personal account of the artists life, a quest for understanding what love is, understanding how to accept it, and understanding when it is time to accept it. I can get emotional when listening to that music that haunts my soul. I have never, in my life, had tears come to my eyes simply from a piano solo in the middle of a song. "Time to Go" did that for me. Sacha Sacket touches your soul because he has reached down far into his own. You simploy must own this as part of your collection.
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Anna Thill

Lovers & Leaders
I only buy CDs when I absolutely must have the music. Sacha Sacket's new album is a collection of that kind of music. From the first moment I stumbled upon his music, I've been amazed. The lyrics and the pure sound of his voice really make this album. Just listen to a few of his songs on his MySpace page. I guarantee, you'll be hooked.
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scoob71

Sumptuous Sounds
The vocal and melodic attempts alone will woo you. Sacha Sacket's second release "Lovers & Leaders" proves a talent on the rise, a talent you will want everyone else to realize. Sacha's gentle voice and powerful sentiment command introspection, as he all but whispers in your ear. "Lovers & Leaders" is a definite staple for any music library, especially if you are searching for smooth and sumptuous crooning.
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Mark Goring

Lovers & Leaders
Nothing better than discovering an artist via a music review in a magazine, many years ago, in this case, for Sacha's 'Shadowed'...was captivated and in awe of his unique sound of distant thunder and calming words, calming because of their honesty...this time around, it's exactly the album to return with, I love the wait an artist commands after a release makes you open your mind, or reasure the mind that you always keep open...I love music to soundtrack my life, like most people...Sacha, thank god for your music.
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Aristoi

National Treasure
Sacha is a national treasure who should be guarded carefully to assure that we can count on hearing new music from him for years to come. Lovers & Leaders is exquisite. I was worried - I didn't think anything could come close to the perfect album SHADOWED. But Lovers & Leaders is more tender, and even with a band added in (a good band at that), it sounds more sparse at times. It is music that pierces the soul. But in a good way, you know?
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