Sarah Elizabeth Close (born 27 April 1995) is an English singer-songwriter. She gained popularity posting covers of songs on her YouTube channel.[1] She released her debut single, "Call Me Out" on 3 March 2017, followed by her debut extended play Caught Up on 14 April 2017. In July 2017, she signed a record deal with Parlophone Records, but was dropped in 2018. Close then began releasing music under her own record label, The Kodiak Club.

Sarah Close
Born (1995-04-27) 27 April 1995 (age 24)
Isle of Wight, England
GenresIndie pop
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Sarah Close was born on 27 April 1995 on the Isle of Wight. In 2009, she began posting covers of songs on YouTube.[2][3] Close attended Ryde School where she completed her A-levels in Biology, English Literature and Spanish. At the age of 18, Close moved to London to attend The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance where she studied music and songwriting.


2017: Caught UpEdit

Close released her debut single "Call Me Out" on 3 March 2017.[4] The song was accompanied by a music video on 8 March 2017.[5] Her debut extended play, Caught Up, was released on 14 April 2017,[6] and was shortly followed by the music video for the EP's title track "Caught Up" on 20 April 2017.[7] Following the release of the Caught Up EP, "Call Me Out" charted at number one on the UK Official Physical Singles Chart.[8] In July 2017, she performed at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.[9]

2017–present: SinglesEdit

Close released her second single, "Only You", on 15 September 2017.[10] In February, Close was dropped by Parlophone Records, and later began releasing music under her own label, The Kodiak Club.[11][12] She then released her third single, "You Say", on 18 July 2018.[13] This was followed by two further singles, titled "Crazy Kind" and "London".[14][15]


Extended playsEdit

Title Album details
Caught Up


Title Year Album
"Call Me Out" 2017 Caught Up
"Only You" Non-album single
"You Say" 2018 TBA
"Crazy Kind"
"London" 2019

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director
"Call Me Out" 2017 Ed Moustafa
"Caught Up"
"Only You" Callum McGinley
"You Say" 2018 Sarah Close & Rvbberduck
"Crazy Kind"
"London" 2019 Unknown


  1. ^ "Virtually famous: Sarah Close". London Evening Standard. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sarah Close on YouTube". Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  3. ^ "On record: Pop, rock and jazz". The Sunday Times. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Call Me Out by Sarah Close on iTunes". Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Sarah Close - Call Me Out (Official Video)". Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Caught Up EP by Sarah Close on iTunes". Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Sarah Close - Caught Up (Official Video)". Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  8. ^ "UK Official Physical Singles Chart". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Sarah Close joins the bill with Justin Bieber". Isle of Wight County Press. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Only You by Sarah Close on iTunes". Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  11. ^ "How Sarah Close Bounced Back From Label Woes to Write Her Own Path". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  12. ^ Magazine, Spindle. "Spindle Magazine". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  13. ^ Das, Saam. "Listen: Sarah Close - You Say [New Single]". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Premiere: Sarah Close - 'Crazy Kind'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Singer-songwriter Sarah Close on her challenging year and new music". The Student Pocket Guide. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.

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