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Meet Russell Johnson, the first winner of Time Out's Inside Voices talent campaign

Check out the singer-songwriter's delicate "Sarah" now.

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Earlier this month, Time Out launched its Inside Voices talent search, in which up-and-coming artists send us their best stuff over social media through the hashtag #TOinsidevoices. (Here's how you can get in on the action.) And we're happy to announce that we have our first winner! Russell Johnson is an NYC-based singer-songwriter who turned our heads with his remote-recorded video for the sincere original track "Sarah," which features Chase Potter (violin), Charlie Kendall (guitar), Danae Greenfield (keyboard) and Tony Solis (bass) doing their thing from their respective pads. 

"I wrote 'Sarah' for a friend of mine that took her own life," Johnson says of the song. "I didn’t want to write anything political about suicide, just more about the fact that it’s an experience that sucks to live through and how painful it is to lose someone. I wanted to tell her story and remember her." 

Watch the video for that moving song and find out more about Johnson below: 

Check out Russell Johnson's website

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