Five Minutes With: Calgary-based Indie/Alternative artist Micah Sage

Micah Sage is an Indie/Alternative artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer. Her sound (inspired by Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Lennon Stella & Clairo) is dreamy, soulful, cinematic and entirely her own. Sage’s debut self-titled EP (June 2023) is self-written, played, recorded and primarily self-produced. The first three singles from the EP, “July”, “Stay the Same”, and “Don’t You” (all released in 2022) were featured on CBC Radio, Canadian Campus Radio National, CKUA, and X92.9 (Calgary’s commercial Alternative station). In March 2023, she was one of ten Canadian artists invited to Canada’s Music Incubator in Toronto, where she developed her artistry and business for two months with industry professionals. Micah Sage is a natural-born musician, despite not coming from a musical family. In addition to vocals, she is trained in dancing and acting, and participated in show choir for many years in her childhood. She now performs locally, around Alberta, and is planning on bringing her tunes across western Canada, for the remainder of 2023.

Micah Sage

Name:

Micah Sage

Genre:

Indie/Alternative

Founded:

2022

# of Albums:

1

Latest Album:

Micah Sage – EP

Latest Single:

July (2022)

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Coldplay

Favourite musician now:

Coldplay 🙂 (creature of habit)

Guilty pleasure song:

Tenderness – General Public

Live show ritual:

Hot Water & keeping some rocks and crystals in my pocket haha

Favourite local musician:

Robin Cole

EP or LP?

EP! I love the short and sweet records

Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird, you gotta take on the day!

Road or studio?

I haven’t had the chance to tour much yet, so the studio is my sanctuary at the moment!

Any shows or albums coming up? 

My debut self-titled EP (Micah Sage – EP, June 9th 2023) is self-written, played, recorded and primarily self-produced. The EP is centred around themes of ageing, growing and life experience as an adolescent human. The record was written over the course of two years and production began from my home studio in Calgary at the end of 2021. Two of the songs (“Stay the Same”, and “More”) were co-produced remotely by Kofi AK (Toronto-based producer).

Where can we follow you?

Website | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | Youtube | Soundcloud | Apple Music | Spotify

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Porch! It’s beautiful in there!

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Music Mile in YYC, down 9th Ave, that’s where I spent lots of my time!

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Nose Hill Park, it’s giant and overlooks the city!

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Attic Bar & Stage, in my opinion, the cutest and cosiest venue in Calgary. You can’t go wrong with the hanging disco ball.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Turn it Up! On 16th Ave, I could get lost in that record store, definitely check it out if you haven’t been!

 

 

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