Tomberlin is Sarah Beth Tomberlin from Jacksonville, Florida. Her Folk is like a barefoot walk on a summer meadow. Gentle sounds against the fear of growing up. Tomberlin’s vocals, accompanied by guitar and piano, are always honest, fragile and sometimes almost sacred. But the topics she sings about are earthly, even though the frightening detached religiosity of the pastor’s daughter always resonates: How do I distance myself from the idea of divine perfection in the face of the tragedy of self-observation and self-knowledge?
Text: Urs Meyer