Listening to her energetic and addictive melodies, Hit Song Science isn’t the only one predicting sweeping success for young singer/songwriter Sarah Solovay.
Solovay fell in love with music at the age of six and in over a decade she has built an impressive resume for herself in the New York music scene. Solovay’s “Gone” won the 2008 New York Songwriters Circle’s “Young Songwriters Award” and is a finalist in the International Songwriters Competition.
Solovay has also been interviewed and featured on and TeenVogue.com and even the Tinder-like adult app Fuck Local.
Solovay’s “Hearts Collide” was featured in a March 2010 episode of a major prime-time drama on the CW, 90210, was highlighted at the end of the episode as a spotlighted song, and was placed on the season’s soundtrack alongside major acts like Owl City, JET and OK Go.
The drama typically averages between 1.5 – 2 million viewers, and its premier in 2008 broke the CW’s record for being the highest-rated scripted debut in the network’s history with 4.7 million viewers.
uPlaya.com: Tell us about the moment you decided you wanted to become a musician.
Sarah Solovay: There was never an epiphany moment for me, when I knew I had to be a singer/songwriter. In a sense, it’s something I’ve known all along.
uPlaya.com: I see that one of your songs, “Hearts Collide”, was placed on the soundtrack for a major drama on the CW, can you tell us a little more about that experience?
Sarah Solovay: I was so excited when I heard that they wanted to use the song because I have been watching the show from the start. It’s my guilty pleasure show. When they wanted to use it, they flew me out to L.A. and I got to go to the set and meet some of the actors. It was a total out-of-body experience. Even just watching the show while my song was on it was crazy. They used it perfectly, and I’m so grateful that they wanted it.
uPlaya.com: Has your music been licensed for other opportunities?
Sarah Solovay: I have been! My song is going to be in an upcoming film, “The Hole” directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The ‘burbs, Twilight Zone: The Movie). I also wrote the theme song for the Web TV Show, BFF. My song, “Gone,” is going to be used in an upcoming show starring Rob Corddry (Old School, Failure to Launch, The Heartbreak Kid, W., Hot Tub Time Machine). Conde Nast’s Teen Vogue used “All She Could Be” for photo shoot of Dakota Fanning, which was really cool too … It was thrilling … since I’m a big fan of her work. I’m always looking for ways to put my music out there into the world, so things like the teen.com and teenvogue.com pieces are magic to me.
uPlaya.com: Why did you decide to use uPlaya.com?
Sarah Solovay: I read about uPlaya from someone’s blog and loved the idea of uploading my songs and finding out how uPlaya’s Hit Song Science analysis would rate them. I think it’s a unique and cool concept to be able to have scientific analysis to back up the idea of how a hit song might sound. I also love to check out the contests that are offered! So glad that I found you guys
uPlaya.com: What can we expect in the future?
Sarah Solovay: In the future, you can expect lots of new music from me. I plan on putting out a full-length album sometime in the next year or two, and I really want to go on tour to support that album. I have lots of plans and lots of dreams, and I won’t stop until I make them happen. It’s that or death.
uPlaya.com: Anything else you would like to share with fans?
Sarah Solovay: The only other thing I’d like to share with the fans is my thanks. I am so truly grateful for anybody who supports me in any way. The love and support I get from the people who listen to my music make my day/week/month/world/etc.