Sugar Still Melts In The Rain marks multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Sarah Mary Chadwick's first release for her new label Sinderlyn and fourth solo work overall. It was recorded and mixed by musician and filmmaker Geoffrey O'Connor in Vanity Lair and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. The album came together so quickly partly as a result of the duo's commitment to efficiency and partly due to Sarah's lack of attachment to the idea of "the perfect vocal take." Yet, it's within those boundaries that she thrives, disinterested in the perfect take in lieu of her best take – unique, somber and raw.
To listen to Sarah's music is to be a quiet observer to her thoughts on love, death and mental health. Sometimes this anguish bears itself in sullen, quiet moments, but more often torment manifests at the break of Sarah's voice as she sing-shouts painfully vulnerable, self-aware lyrics. This is all front and center on Sugar Still Melts In The Rain. From the album's moody first track "Flow Over Me" to its larger moments where Sarah cries "raise your glass to my health and to everyone going away" in the title track, the album is undeniably committed to the uncomplicated, relying solely on piano, keys, bass and percussion.