Multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner Sarah Bethany has released her second single titled “Through the Darkness.” Bethany co-wrote the song with Big Island artist Drew Daniels, award-winning producer/engineer Michael Surprenant, and multi-Grammy & Tony award-nominated composer/orchestrator Bryan Crook.
The music video for “Through the Darkness.” was shot and directed by Becky Yee, and Michael Surprenant produced it. The song was produced by Sarah Bethany and Surprenant.
“Through the Darkness” is a song that reflects Bethany’s many experiences of feeling completely defeated as a musician and an artist. It is a song with a positive message yet confronts the reality that sometimes we need to go through difficulties to break through to the other side. The single features a 9-piece woodwind section throughout the song that creates a very distinctive sound palette.
The music video for “Through the Darkness” was shot on a cold night in New York City, with Bethany and crew freezing outside on some abandoned railroad tracks. They secured Natalie “McFancy” Wise, a fire dancer featured on VICE, VH1, and in the 20th Century Fox film The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman. The fire helped keep everyone warm and added the perfect element for the vibe Bethany was going for with the video.