Multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner Sarah Bethany has released her first single titled “Someday.” 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 can be viewed on YouTube and was shot and directed by Becky Yee in New York City. Michael Surprenant of Mana Music and Media produced both the song and the video.
“Someday,” tells the true story of Bethany’s struggle to realize her dream of being a successful recording, performing, and songwriting artist. One of her musical passions is to combine modern music production with acoustic, orchestral, and world music instruments. “Someday” features an unexpected example of Bethany’s unique sound utilizing live flutes, strings, and percussion.
The music video for “Someday” was shot on a cold and rainy day in New York City, with Bethany and crew outside, freezing and wet, with the Manhattan Bridge as a backdrop. Then, unexpectedly, the clouds parted, the sun came out, and they finished the remainder on the roof of Bethany’s loft. During the last part of the music video, viewers can see Bethany was genuinely feeling the happy and powerful emotions that the final part of the song conveys.
Photo credit: Michael Surprenant and Becky Yee.