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Interview: Sarah Harralson
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Hi Sarah! It is so great to talk to you today!
You are about to release a new song! Will you tell us about it?
Yes! "The Chance" comes out on June 4th and it holds a lot of meaning. The song is about how a lot of times we take for granted our ability to fulfill a dream or goal, meanwhile, there are many people out there who never get the chance to ever fulfill theirs. If we are able to do something, we should go for it instead of sitting on the sidelines waiting for something to be handed to us. We should take every opportunity we can in life.
What was the creative process like for it?
For many years, I've had the line 'some people never get the chance' written in my phone. I wanted to wait for the right time to write this concept because I knew it could be a song just as powerful as "The Dance" by Garth Brooks, and I didn't want to write the song the wrong way. Once COVID hit, I felt like it was the right time to write it, because I had more to say on the topic. Especially since we lost a lot of people that never got their chance in life. I co-wrote the song with Bill DiLuigi, and the song came very natural once he came up with a melody. We started naming off different things people would want the chance to do and created a chorus based on how short and sweet life is.
What keeps you inspired?
Seriously just living life and being around people. Many great songwriters will tell you that you can't write songs if you don't have any life experience. The more life I keep living, the more places I go, the more people I meet, the more I am inspired.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Definitely Natalie Maines from The Chicks, Jewel, and Brandy Clark. I love female artists that have a unique voice and add a touch of folk to their music. I have always admired Johnny Cash's songwriting ability to tell it like it is.
What is a dream bucket list career goal you would like to achieve someday?
A few months ago, I applied to be a part of The Recording Academy. I find out in about a month if I have been accepted, and that will be a huge goal for me to achieve if I am. I would also love to play The Opry.
What has been the most surreal moment of your career so far?
Meeting my publisher and producer Johnny Garcia and have him believe in me enough to sign me and help me craft my music.
How do you hope your music will affect the world?
I want people to take whatever they want from my music, as long as they take away something and evoke some sort of emotion from my songs. Then I know I have done my job. I am a huge believer that music is healing, so I want it to heal people and make them have a better day.
Anything else coming up we should be on the lookout for?
Beyond "The Chance", I am recording new music, and you can also keep an eye out for the music video for "The Chance"! The video will come out in a few weeks, and if you want to be a part of it, you can send me a video of yourself holding up a sign with something written on it that you want to do more of knowing that some people never get the chance. Send any video submissions to email@example.com.
It has been so great chatting with you! Please tell our readers where to find you!
Thank you! You can find my music on all listening platforms under Sarah Harralson and my website is www.sarahharralson.com.
Instagram, Twitter, & Tik Tok: @sarahharralson
Facebook: Sarah Harralson Music
Thank you for your time!