Sarah Darling Shoots ‘Fun’ Summer Video for ‘Little Umbrellas’ – Exclusive Preview
What do margaritas, bikinis, Jeeps, and cabana boys have in common? Summer, of course! Sarah Darling is ready to dive into a little summer fun -- as is made evident in her brand new 'Little Umbrellas' video, which just wrapped up shooting on Sunday (June 16).
'Little Umbrellas,' which is available now on iTunes, is completely different from her most recent hit, 'Home to Me,' which was a sweet southern love song with a little more of a serious feel. This time around, Darling shows off her sassy side -- and it's a side worth seeing. "I’m excited to release a song to fans that shows a different side of me," she tells Taste of Country, who was on the scene for the shoot.
"'Home to Me' was a lot more serious, but 'Little Umbrellas' is a girls anthem; it’s a party song for the summer!" She adds, "I wrote 'Little Umbrellas' a couple of years ago, and everyone I played it for just flipped out over it because it’s so much fun. My goal was to make a video that just captured how much fun this song is."
The video also embodies a different side of Darling, as her 'Home to Me' video, which we also previewed, was whimsical and romantic, while 'Little Umbrellas is all about color and fun and summertime adventures.
The video's setting is absolutely beautiful, taking place in the backyard pool area of a home just outside of Nashville, Tenn. in an idyllic Brentwood neighborhood. This isn't your ordinary pool -- it has cascading waterfalls, several pools, a hidden cave, and lush magnolia trees surrounding the property. It's magical, and the perfect backdrop for a summer video.
Darling was enamored with the location, admitting, "The first time I saw this location was actually this morning." Thankfully, it lived up to its hype, as she recalls, "I literally walked back here and was absolutely blown away. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before – this magical lagoon and waterfalls and rocks. I’m sitting here thinking about how I could have a pool like this one day!" she says, laughing.
The newly-engaged singer, whose wardrobe for the shoot was provided by JONDIE, loves shooting music videos because of the extra element they add to the songs. "I know some people don’t do videos, but I think it adds so much more to the song -- a different essence," she says. "When you hear it on the radio, you can put this visual effect to it."
The songstress definitely puts the visual elements of summertime into this video -- and she hints to fans that there will be a few surprising parts -- but they'll need to watch the video to get the scoop.
Darling worked with director Stokes Nielsen, and we can say wholeheartedly that the essence of summer, topped off with flirty, girly drinks with little umbrellas, is on full display in this lighthearted video. Her past three videos, including 'Something to Do With Your Hands,' 'Blackbird,' and 'Home to Me' all topped video charts at No. 1, and this video for 'Little Umbrellas' is a breath of fresh summertime air that's aiming to do the same.