Iowan sweetheart Sarah Darling is back with brand new music just four months after the release of her hugely successful, UK Country number 1 album ‘Wonderland’.
Her new release comes in the form of the stunning ‘Leave The Pieces’ which has been lifted off her latest project ‘Campfire Sessions’. The track which is a cover of the The Wreckers’ hit was first premiered by the Nashville based singer/songwriter back in 2011 and now finds its place in the world as a gorgeous, stripped back acoustic song.
News of its official release came several weeks ago when Sarah Darling started teasing fans across social media about the ‘Campfire Sessions’ project and now listeners can finally get their hands on the track across all streaming and download platforms such as Spotify.
Speaking about the reasoning behind the ‘Campfire Sessions’ title, Darling says: “The name “Campfire Sessions” evokes a visual of sitting around a fire playing these to my friends. It brings me back to my childhood when I started with just a guitar, playing my tunes for anyone who would listen! These are acoustic covers of some of my favorite songs that hold special meaning to me or have influenced me at a time in my life. Most will have been hit songs when they were first released, although maybe not so well known now, so I’m really excited to be introducing them to my fans, done in my own way!”
It’s always a treat to hear Darling’s angel like vocals totally stripped back and with ‘Leave The Pieces’ she has laid her vocal talents bare and it’s absolutely beautiful. Her voice is sweet and light and the lyrics, which focus on a break – up will relate to many across the world.
The adopted Brit, chose this specific cover to release first because it represents a very early moment in her musical journey, speaking about the track, Sarah says: “I was a young singer/songwriter in Nashville, playing every writer’s round. I remember hearing this track and just being blown away. It’s an infectious song about heartbreak, mixed with girl power. Not to mention that one of my great friends, Billy Austin, wrote it.”
Country Music is synonymous with heartbreak songs, and this track perfectly fits into that category and there isn’t an artist on the scene right now who has that raw and vulnerable vocal tone that Sarah effortlessly possess, which in turn makes the lyrics tug even more on the heartstrings such is the purity and clarity of her voice.
It’s rare for an artist to be able to transport quite as easily as Darling does, but with every release the adopted Brit takes us to the heart of the story and this track is no different as she makes us really feel the heartbreak deep in our bones.
The ‘Campfire Sessions’ promises to be one of the major musical highlights of 2019 and with ‘Leave The Pieces’, Sarah has set the ball rolling with a truly breathtaking first taste of the project.
You can listen to the song right here:
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