What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Sarah Harralson presents honest country recordings that are authentic. She moved to Nashville in 2013 to continue her music journey as a songwriter and artist, and began working with Scotty Schultz (Drummer, Shooter Jennings) in 2015. Since this year, she has released two EPs, one collaborative album with Christine Bauer, and multiple singles. She is currently working with Johnny Garcia at Busy at Play Publishing, and her new single, “Love on Lease (Reimagined)” releases on September 17th. Sarah hopes that her music will help people in some way across the world.
What made you go into music?
I came from a musical family. My Granddad was a bluegrass musician who shared the stage with the likes of Dolly Parton and my mother was also musical and encouraged me to take piano lessons when I was younger. When I was ten years old, I wrote my first song and discovered music was a great way to channel my emotions. It came very naturally to me.
Who are your influences?
I’m a big fan of female artists with unique voices that also channel a hint of folk into their music. My favorites are Natalie Maines from The Chicks, Jewel, and Alanis Morissette. My writing influences include Brandy Clark and Johnny Cash. I love their storytelling and how they tell it like it is in their music.
Are you signed?
In February 2020, I signed an artist development and pub deal with an independent company in Nashville, Busy at Play Publishing, which is owned by Johnny Garcia (lead guitar for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood). I have been working on songs with him in the studio and writing for the company.
You reimagined ‘Love On Lease’ and it is out on September 17th, tell us more about the single and the story about the reimagining the song.
I originally released “Love on Lease” in 2019 with artist and co-writer, Christine Bauer. It’s one of my favorite songs we have written together, and although I love the production in the original version, I felt the song also called for a more stripped down version with strings and piano and just my voice on it. The song is about heartbreak so the production in the reimagined version definitely exemplifies that.
Who did you work with on the single?
I produced and mixed the track myself. Jonny Therrien played acoustic guitar, Hannah K Watson played violin, Scott Joyce played piano, Mark Strickland played drums, and I played bass and sang all vocals. Neel Erickson mastered the single.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote this song with Christine Bauer in 2017. I was tired of falling for people that I knew weren’t good for me, but it still hurt when it didn’t work out. That’s where the idea of love being on lease came from. The recording process for this reimagined version was all remote. The musicians sent me their parts in, and I mixed and produced it in my home studio in Nashville.
Will we also see a music video for the single and if so what can we expect from it?
The music video for this single is a little bit different from my other music videos, as it was a live session in the studio. People can stay tuned for more information on this, but definitely expect a unique video for this single.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
There are definitely plans for an album in the near future. You can expect some songs you have already heard mixed with a lot of new material channelling a variety of relatable emotions.
What else can we expect in 2021?
Besides “Love on Lease (Reimagined)” being released this month, I am recording even more new music, so you might hear even more new material from me before the end of the year!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Playing bigger stages, and hopefully having more cuts with other artists. I also see myself continuously releasing more music and recording music for people at a higher level.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” -Bill Gates
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My guitar (obviously), water, merch, microphone, and apple cider vinegar (this helps to clear my throat!)