It’s been a few months since we introduced you to the Canadian band ” The Hello Darlins ” here at thinkcountrymusic.com when they released their beautiful single ” Aberdeen” ( https://thinkcountrymusic.com/whats-new/introducing-the-hello-darlins/ ) .
And last week the band gave us another taste of what to expect from their highly anticipated debut album ” Go By Feel”, due for release on 11th June, with their latest single to be taken from the project , ” Prayer For A Sparrow”, which is available now on all digital platforms.
Inspired in no small way by Dolly Parton, the song sees the band’s co-founder Candace Lacina take lead vocals, and she explains more about this beautiful and timely ballad ….. ” I believe humanity is becoming more understanding and compassionate. We’re experiencing a new beginning and a renewed hope. Dolly Parton is an inspiration to me, and was for the creation of this song. The sparrow is the ultimate sign of a changing season and it feels like a good time for a change ” .
And co-founder Mike Little adds ” This song is about a familiar struggle that many young people face, particularly young women as they find a path to independence. ‘Prayer For A Sparrow’ is a plea for safety and resilience at a vulnerable time. Women are disproportionately affected by poverty, violence and exploitation and the sparrow represents a kind of vulnerability – but it’s also a symbol of protection, resilience and empowerment”.
As I touched on earlier, a timely release for so many reasons, in relation to Mike’s comments we have of course recently celebrated of International Women’s Day, are continuing to celebrate Women of History Month and tragically his words ring particularly true here in the UK right now where we have all been trying to process news of the tragic kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, aged just 33 years old.
More band information/ links to their socials at thehellodarlins.com