hello! i’m sarah brooks, a chicago-based writer, editor, and music fanatic ever since my parents took me to a crosby, stills, nash & young concert at the ripe age of two. i’d like to introduce you to “the sounds she collected.”

music is a consistent vessel for connection—and i’d like to share the music that has motivated me, broken me, saved me, elated me, changed me, with you. i’ll curate one playlist per week and some notes to accompany it, too. so join in, take a listen, and journey through musical discovery with me, week by week. i’m so happy you’re here.

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