Although One That Got Away by Sarah Leete is not officially released as a single until tomorrow, we’re so lucky to be able to premiere not only the song in its entirety, but also its accompanying music video!
Following the success of Nothin’ Special, which has gathered over 100,000 streams on Spotify since its release in March, One That Got Away is a song of beautifully balanced melancholy and optimism.
Produced by Michael Muchow at The Moon Room studio, One That Got Away is a more grown up, wiser sister song to her previous single. It demonstrates Sarah’s special ability to write songs that relate to people deep in their hearts. It’s an “I’m happy that you’re happy” reflection on a past relationship.
She says, “I loved the sentiment of wishing someone well who had previously meant so much to you even though you are no longer together. [The relationship] got you both to where you are. Melody Moko’s song, Benjamin, inspired the idea, and about a month after hearing that for the first time, an ex of mine posted on social media about getting engaged to his new girlfriend. It was now something that I could relate to personally, so I sat down to write about it.”
The music video was produced by Jeremy Minett of Eyes and Ears Creative, and shot in Raymond Terrace in NSW. The storyboard sees Sarah singing in a room full of polaroid memories, flashbacks to a past relationship and also an alternate storyline of the happy family. The twist at the end shows that the relationship did not end because they broke up, but for another reason …
Originally from the Central Coast, Sarah now calls the small town of Baan Baa in the Narrabri Shire home. She released her self-titled debut EP in 2016 (which was produced by award-winner Catherine Britt), after receiving a Young Regional Artist Scholarship. Since graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music, Sarah has supported many artists including ARIA-winner Fanny Lumsden, Bill Chambers and the Viper Creek Band. She’s also performed at Gympie Music Muster and the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and was also one half of the brains behind the Write Like A Girl showcase with Hayley Marsten, which received record crowds.
Watch the video below!
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