Premiere: Montreal’s Sara Danielle Aches & Shakes on Dreamy New Single “Away from You”

Sara-Danielle © Gaelle Leroyer
Sara-Danielle © Gaelle Leroyer
A dreamy song of intimacy, love, and letting go, Sara Danielle’s “Away from You” is as intoxicating as it is anguished: A poignant song with a rich groove, ready to hurt our hearts and sweep us off our feet all at the same time.
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It’s about love, honesty, mistakes, and forgiveness.

A dreamy song of intimacy, love, and letting go, Sara Danielle’s “Away from You” is as intoxicating as it is anguished: A poignant song with a rich groove, ready to hurt our hearts and sweep us off our feet all at the same time.

Away From You - Sara-Danielle
Away From You – Sara-Danielle
You hate me when I love you
Fight me when I hold you strong
Run when I hang around
Silence me when I speak too loud
I don’t wanna lie to you
But I don’t wanna hurt you, too
Are you gonna hear me out?
Or are you gonna shut me down again?

When you love someone, they say you should let them go – but no one ever says how hard that is. Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Away From You,” an enchanting inner upheaval that reckons through living with or without your special someone. Independently out February 16 via Simone Records, Sara-Danielle’s first single of the year (and the latest off her sophomore EP Another Self, out April 1) finds the Canadian singer/songwriter dwelling in her own heartache, with a lush sonic landscape shining musical warmth and wonder on her plight. Working with producer producer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Mac Cormak (Helena Deland, Emilie Kahn, Gabrielle Shonk, CRi), the Montreal-based artist creates an enchanting atmosphere ready to whisk listeners off into their own dreamy dazes; were it not for the gutting emotional turmoil in her lyrics, we might just call this song a radiant reverie.

Yet it’s Sara-Danielle’s story of longing and connection – her closeness to, and her reluctance to part ways with this loved one – that gives “Away From You” its ultimate allure. She sings in the chorus:

I can’t seem to walk away from you
Can’t seem to walk away from you
Can’t seem to walk away from you
But you keep pushing me away
Sara-Danielle © Gaelle Leroyer
Sara-Danielle © Gaelle Leroyer



“It’s about wanting to do what’s best for the ones you love, but being pushed aside, because it was hurting them in the end,” the artist tells Atwood Magazine. “Questioning whether you should leave them alone, and hope they’ll come back, or keep hanging on so they know you’re still there when they need you. It’s about love, honesty, mistakes, and forgiveness.”

You hide from me
While I keep running after you
If I asked for forgiveness
Would you even consider?
Or have I lost you
Have I lost you forever?
I can’t seem to walk away from you
Can’t seem to walk away from you
Can’t seem to walk away from you
But you keep pushing me away

Following 2021’s utterly enchanting singles “Dance with You” and “Want More” – the latter of which received praised from Atwood Magazine’s own Josh Weiner as “an interesting commentary on the Dionysian qualities of modern-day consumerism – “Away From You” finds Sara-Danielle injecting both energy and emotion into her art. The song radiates with a kind of sun-soaked, almost summery energy, thanks in part to the artist’s soulful vocal performance and in part to the indulgent beat and moody groove at the music’s core. Whether you want to join her in her hurting or bask in a sweeter state, Sara-Danielle creates a world for all to breathe in and experience the fullness of her music: The beauty, and the heartache.

Sara-Danielle’s sophomore EP Another Self is due out April 1, 2022. For now, “Away From You” exclusively on Atwood Magazine.

Someday you’ll get back to me
That’s what I keep saying to myself
But for now I need to let you go
‘Cause I’ve been holding on too tight
I can’t seem to walk away from you
Can’t seem to walk away from you
Can’t seem to walk away from you
But you keep pushing me away from you

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