El Perro Del Mar is Swedish singer/songwriter, Sarah Assbring. She created her musical moniker after befriending a stray dog along the coast of Africa. Assbring records most of the music herself with poppy melodies, simple vocal lines, acoustic guitars, and twinkling pianos. She sings of hope and loneliness, with a sorrow in her voice that veils even the most cheerful of her songs in sadness. Her second full-length album titled 'From the Valley to the Stars' will be released April 22nd. The album is chock-full of non-traditional folk songs that explore the world at large. It’s a gorgeous album, full of hope and longing.