Sara Renar is a recording and performing artist from Zagreb, Croatia, and is praised as one of the best and bravest Balkan new generation singers – songwriters. Her music style can be described as experimental/indie/pop mixing subtle melodies with electronic and theatrical elements. A former architect with a Master’s degree, she has left her office job to pursue a full-time career in music. Performing in her mother Croatian tongue, she has won multiple regional awards for her music and live performances including the IMPALA European indie album of the year nomination.
Renar has played over 250 gigs in the last five years including major regional venues such as MENT festival, SuperUho festival, Exit festival, Špancirfest, Lake fest, Mixer festival and Pula film festival and has performed as the opening act for Manu Chao, Macy Gray and Rundek Cargo Trio. She has released five albums: “Djeca” (“Children”), “Jesen” (“Autumn”),“Tišina” (“Silence”) and the live album “Gdje povlačiš crtu?” (“Where do you draw the line?”). Her fifth album “Šuti i pjevaj” (“Shut up and sing”), symbolically released March 8th 2021 is critically acclaimed as her best and bravest album so far.
Renar has also successfully collaborated on many projects with experimental theatre (Montazstroj collective, SKROZ collective) and has released various multi–genre and multimedia collaborations, including an EP with the renowned Croatian DJ Insolate, an album with the critically acclaimed poet Marija Dejanovic, a performance with the Montenegrin poet Barbara Delac and a soundtrack collaboration on the multimedia computer game “Radio Nostalgia from Mars” OST produced by Demagog studio (New York – Belgrade). Renar is the author of the critically acclaimed experimental piece “Where do you draw the line?” made in collaboration with the Croatian National Television and Radio.
Despite the challenging times, Renar is currently promoting her latest studio album “Šuti i pjevaj” (Shut up and sing) in carefully selected venues to bring out the most of the audio-visual experience. Her most recent performances are described as an explosive electro-punk party.