Sa’ra Charismata’s LIFE IS NOT ABOUT CONTROL is a strong, feel good pop tune in true Swedish fashion. Charismata describes it as a celebration of life, but one which also warns of its pitfalls.
Coming at the topic of overcoming anxiety and mental health difficulties from the perspective of someone who has emerged from the darkest days triumphant, LIFE IS NOT ABOUT CONTROL grew out of deep pain as Charismata struggled with self-isolation and depression. She hid her problems from the world - “it was the pretending that kept me hostage,” she says. Now sharing her message of hope and determination, Charismata aims to reach those who need to hear it. “We all deserve to feel joy and experience the true miracle of life.”
Taking inspiration from everything from Swedish pop and dance to black gospel music, Charismata’s varied background can be heard through her music itself. Charismata’s unique expression - characterised by strength, and combined with angelic harmonies - guides the listener through a story about a woman who has struggled through enormous adversity and now lives to tell the tale.