Music, for many, is an escape to free the mind from everything that bogs life down and can help find a sense of calm within someone. Sarah Darling takes hold of that flowy feel in her ‘dream country’ music video for a cover of The Smiths’ “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.”
The vocal performance from Darling creates a beautiful, melodic sound over the original rock band track by chiming in on the emotions of the lyric rather than the heaviness of the music. The country artist captured an airy quality within every dimension of the acoustic video shoot, from the lighting to her soft vocal pairings to the sound.
“It’s been one of those songs that really brings a lot of emotions, so we kind of wanted to do a video that was really raw and intimate and just where people could feel the emotion of the song because it’s really about anybody wanting something or dreaming about something their whole life. That was what we wanted to capture with the lights and the fitting and just being in that intimate space,” Darling told Sounds Like Nashville recently.
While it may be odd to many people that someone like Darling, who is known for her country influence, would cover a song from a UK rock band, she thought the song’s message has a strong message to send out to her fans and listeners.
“I chose the song because it really meant something to me when I heard the lyrics,” she explained. “For me, even chasing a dream of music, I felt like it was everything that any artist I know would want to hear or say, and it’s just a really beautiful song. So that’s why I ended up cutting it and doing the video like that is I just feel like it suits it so well. It just makes it come across as a beautiful song.”
Darling’s emphasis on ‘dream country’ is apparent in this cover, as well as the various other original tracks featured on her upcoming album. As an artist who wanted her audience to feel at ease when listening to her songs, Darling just hopes her sub-genre can provide another section of country for her supporters to get away from all the nonsense of reality.
“I describe it…it’s a lot of space, which is something I always wanted to do musically. It just kinda lets people be able to listen and go on a journey somewhere. That’s what I really truly feel like my album does. It sends you to a place in your mind that’s really nice,” she said.
Check out Darling’s airy new music video for her acoustic cover of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want,” and be sure to look out for her new album releasing soon.