Sarah Packiam Chats About Trudie Skyler, Shakira, and Working at Cutting Cane Studios in Davie
In her Irish accent, the singer and songwriter told us that she's been working on a second album, writing, recording, gigging, you know, the works. We asked what was inspiring her now to make music, she said it was her new 6 M13 pedal, "I've been experimenting with distortion sounds, going back to basics, and asking my dad for more guitar lessons [a blues musician]. Every time I sit with the pedal, I come up with these crazy distorted sounds." Packiam is truly a siren committed to her sound.
She's hobnobbed with all of Miami's sonic royalty. Packiam first came stateside thanks to Jon Secada, who at the time was producing her music. After, she worked in Emilio Estefan's studio and sang backing vocals for future mommy Shakira, whom she calls a friend.
She's currently spending a ton of time at Davie studio Cutting Cane alongside experienced producers. Jorge Noriega worked with Ricky Martin, while Jodi Marr produced Mika, and Tim Mitchell, Shakira. Tony Bennett recently even recorded his album at Cutting Cane. "We write up there," Packiam says of the Broward studio. "It's a great setting. It's green and away from the city." The place is decorated with rugs and unique musical instruments. They even have a sarangi, an instrument from India, her father's country of origin.