Sarah Darling Releases New EP ‘Dreams’
Sarah Darling is closing her Campfire Sessions with the release of a Mini–EP Dreams today and we’re delighted to feature the EP as our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots. Dreams features Darling’s airy, melodious voice on three cover tracks: Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams, Sweet Surrender by Sarah McLachlan, and One of Us originally performed by Joan Osborne and written by Eric Bazilian. The Mini-EP is available now on all digital platforms.
This last Campfire Sessions release is particularly special to Darling because each song has had a significant impact on her life. She elaborates, “The Campfire Sessions is a series of cover songs that have influenced me over the years, and these three songs, in particular, helped shape me as an artist. Stevie Nicks, Joan Osborne, and Sarah McLachlan are female artists that showed up in a very influential time in my life. It was music that healed me and got me through my first heartbreak. There’s something special about reimagining these songs in my own way.”
Darling’s Campfire Sessions first debuted in October 2019 with the track Leave the Pieces. Since then, she has released new Campfire Sessions periodically and accumulated over 2 million streams collectively on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. When the world unexpectedly shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Campfire Sessions remained a great way for Darling to stay connected with her fan base. Initially focusing on covering country classics, she has expanded her sessions to dive into a more diverse list of genres. For instance, in 2020, she released a stripped-back version of Katy Perry’s pop classic California Gurls. After a long run of highlighting musical influences through her sessions, Darling has decided to close this chapter of Campfire Sessions and focus on releasing the original music that she has been developing.
When speaking about the final chapter of Campfire Sessions, Darling states, “As I move forward to release brand new music that I’ve written, I wanted to close this amazing chapter of Campfire by releasing three final songs. I’m so excited for everyone to hear what I’ve been up to!”
Having already established herself after earning the #1 country album slot on the UK OfficialCharts with her previous album, Wonderland, Darling is looking forward to the release of new music. She recently signed with Tommy Merrill at Marshall Arts USA and is preparing to announce a fall US tour in the coming weeks. She is also planning to release her first track by the end of October. By collaborating with writers and producers in Nashville, Los Angeles, and the UK, Darling has developed a distinct, contemporary country sound. 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 15 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music and has 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, andTotal 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
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