Ahead of her forthcoming UK headlining tour which kicks off next week, adopted Brit Sarah Darling has officially announced that her eagerly anticipated new studio album ‘Wonderland’ will be released Friday, June 7th.
The LP’s release has been pushed back from March 1st, due to ongoing issues with crowdfunding website PledgeMusic however Darling hasn’t let this hold her music back and the sensational record will now be available from this Summer.
Speaking about the making of the Wonderland LP, Sarah says: “Making ‘Wonderland’ has turned out to be one of the greatest musical adventures I’ve ever had. Every song tells my story, and imprints this very special time in my life; when I got to create a country album in the UK! ‘Wonderland’ represents the greatest road trip of my life. Each song is a stop on the map, and important lessons along the way
It’s the big reveal tonight!!! Yes, you get to see for the first time, the track listing to W O N D E R L A N D! You can also pre-save the album on @Spotify now with this link! ✈️?☁️ https://t.co/rD1oRflUaD#wonderland #adventure pic.twitter.com/BrDE54e6rS
— Sarah Darling (@_SarahDarling) March 5, 2019
The album has been fully recorded, written and produced right here in the UK and this plays a major part in the overall sound of the album and a whole of exceptional songwriters and producers came on board to collaborate with Sarah on the record from both the US and UK: “I’ve been in England for most of the year co-writing and working with producers. On this project, it’s really about new friends and new ideas. I literally would walk into a co-writing session, and had never met the person before. It’s so incredibly exciting to be finishing up the album, and to say I’ve recorded this in a different country. It’s a true reflection of me, and the current ride I’m on. Not to mention, I have new friends and memories for life. Music is about the connection. I’m so proud to share this trans-Atlantic collaboration. It’s the greatest adventure of my life to date!”. Sarah says.
The Nashville based artist also speaks about how the experience was like working across the UK, saying: “I hope everyone gets to experience all the magic I had while recording it. I never imagined in a million years I’d be recording an album in the countryside of Wales. I wouldn’t change it for anything!. The whole concept ‘Wonderland’ was to explore a brand new world artistically. Because of my connection to the UK., I thought ‘what better place to bring my Nashville roots to be creative’. I think it’s good as an artist to stretch the boundaries, because you are always growing and that’s how you find new magic and move forward to wonderful, new places.”
And today ahead of her C2C appearances this weekend, Darling has released her sensational new single ‘Fire’ which is a truly beautiful song that bares the Iowa native’s soul.
The emotive track has been written by by Sarah, with Pete Hammerton (Kylie Minogue, The Shires, James Morrison) and Shelly Poole (Ward Thomas, The Wandering Hearts, Red Sky July).
Speaking about the single, Sarah says: “Fire is a tune that captures an emotional side to being an artist. It’s written after I saw a quote from Vincent Van Gogh about all the fire we have inside. After I read it, I realized that it’s exactly how I felt.”
“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Tue 12 Mar – Glasgow – Oran Mor
Wed 13 Mar – London – Bush Hall
Thu 14 Mar – Norwich – Arts Centre
Sat 16 Mar – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Sun 17 Mar – Liverpool – Leaf
Mon 18 Mar – Bristol – Fleece
Wed 20 Mar – Brighton – Komedia
Thu 21 Mar – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Tickets for the Wonderland tour are on sale now!
You can listen to ‘Fire’ here:
Feature photography: Sara Kauss
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