Nashville-based country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling releases her new single, ‘A Little Bit Of Rain’ today. The single is taken from her highly anticipated 5th studio album ‘Wonderland’, due for release on June 7th 2019, and precedes a run of UK dates starting mid-July (full list below).
‘A Little Bit Of Rain’ is one of the more ‘classic’ country track appearing on ‘Wonderland’ with its soft acoustic opening and soaring lap steel. It was written with dear friend of Sarah’s, country singer Jenn Bostic, and Nashville songwriter Michael Logen (Kelly Clarkson, Jonny Lang, Paul Carrack). Sarah describes the lyrics as “My country cautionary tale. This is the type of song that makes me so drawn to what country music represents. It’s so honest and true. This is what could be if something got a little too out of control and has so many life lessons run through it.”
Sarah’s upcoming album ‘Wonderland’ was recorded in the UK, Sarah’s second home, as Sarah turned to a rich pool of acclaimed British songwriters/producers – Matthew Benbrook (Lana Del Ray, Paolo Nutini), Seton Daunt (Kylie Minogue, Gabrielle Aplin), Jonny Lattimer (Nina Nesbitt, Sam Smith), Ash Howes (Kylie, Gabriella Aplin), Pete Hammerton (Little Mix, The Shires), MyRiot (London Grammar), Shelly Poole (Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jack Savoretti) and Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas) – to create an album which builds on her acclaimed country routes, whilst embracing the pop sensibility that Britain is globally famous for.
“The whole concept of ‘Wonderland’ was to explore a brand new world artistically and to stretch my boundaries as a writer and performer. I would walk into a co-writing session having never met the person before and leave feeling inspired. It’s a true reflection of me and the current ride I’m on, which is incredibly exciting. Music is about connection and I’m so proud to share this trans-Atlantic collaboration. It’s the greatest adventure of my life to date!”
Already a musical mainstay in Nashville, Sarah laid the early foundations of the record in the US with producer Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban). Relocating to London in 2018 Sarah spent most of the year co-writing and recording “I hope everyone gets to experience the magic I experienced whilst recording the record. I never imagined in a million years that I’d be recording an album in London one minute, and in the middle of the Welsh countryside the next!”
PRE-ORDER ‘WONDERLAND’: https://listnin.co/SDWonderland
2019 UK Dates:
Sat 13th July – FSA Festival, Nottingham
Sat 27th July – Nashville Meets London
Sun 4th August – Cambridge Folk Festival
Fri 13th September – British Country Music Festival, Blackpool