Sarah Darling has released “Song Still Gets Me,” the second single from her forthcoming EP. The single is available worldwide on all streaming services here. The single will be accompanied by a music video featuring Darling.
"Song Still Gets Me,” written and recorded in Nashville, is a warm, smooth country ballad that celebrates those present-day moments that are infused with a bittersweet nostalgia for times past. Darling offers, “This song was written by my good friend and co-producer, Emily Shackelton, along with Carly Pearce and Gordie Sampson. When Emily first shared the song with me, I knew that I needed to record it. It’s amazing how a song can transport us right back to the way we felt with a person or place, happy or sad. Music is powerful in that way, and I hope you connect with it as much as I do. “
“Song Still Gets Me” follows “Waves,” released on October 22. Both singles will be included on Darling’s new EP, planned for release in the Spring of 2022. The EP will be her first new collection of songs since Wonderland, which was released in June 2019 and earned the #1 country album slot on the UK Official Country Charts that year. Following this UK-based project, Darling returned to her long-time home in Nashville, where she reaffirmed her country roots with a new perspective. At the end of 2019 and throughout 2020, she released a series of classic covers in a project called The Campfire Sessions, which featured ballads by artists who were particularly influential to Darling’s career. The series included: The Wreckers (Leave the Pieces), The Chicks (Cowboy Take Me Away), and, most recently, Stevie Nicks (Dreams).
The accompanying music video, produced by Tara Diiorio of Velvet Sky Films, was shot in a cabin at Old Hickory Lake. Alone in the cabin, Darling hears a familiar song, and her imagination is visited by nostalgic scenes from the past. “As we get older, our lives become more complex, and images become layered. There’s nothing quite like a song to open the pages on our past, allow us a brief look back, and then close that book again,” Darling reflects.
Darling has developed a distinct, contemporary country sound by collaborating with writers and producers in Nashville, Los Angeles, and the UK. She has been attracting ever-larger audiences to her pure vocals and unique brand of country music with performances at C2C Berlin, C2C London, Nashville Meets London, and the Cambridge Folk Festival. She has over 25 million streams and over 90 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC One Sunday Morning Live, iTV Weekend, TBS’ Conan, FOX & Friends, HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade, ABC’s The Bachelor, and Total Country TV. Called ‘a sophisticated songwriter with a crisp, powerful voice’ by The New York Times, Darling has been tagged ‘Nashville’s Darling’ by Music City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.