True love is exactly like a glass of cool lemonade on an excruciatingly hot day: it will be perfect no matter how hot the conditions are. This is the kind of easy, sweet love that Sarah Wickett is singing about in her newest single “Lemonade.” A pioneer of the Desi Pop-Country music genre, Sarah Wickett sets out to make art that brings people together in the face of a world as polarizing as the one we exist in today. With the release of her new single, she is doing just that. There is a center-stage presence of both Pop-Country and Desi music overtones working hand in hand to create a beautiful and catchy song. The perfect tune to cool you down when you need a refreshing break.
The song opens with a familiar country beat cascading into the first verse, where Sarah begins to sing about the easy love that’s always a go-to for her. One can hear the banjo very clearly throughout this part of the song. She keeps it very light and flowy as we are brought into the chorus, where a distinct beat is brought in on top of the Banjo rhythm we have now grown to love. If you listen closely, you’ll hear a distinct beat brought on by two hand drums. This instrument is called a Tabla, and it is an instrument originating in late eighteenth-century India. By using the banjo and tabla together, Sarah is fusing two very distinct music genres into one, doing exactly what she set out to do. In the bridge, Sarah’s vocal range is shown through the notes she is able to hit. The song then jumps right back into showcasing the beautiful blend of Banjo and Tabla, proving that two very different sounds can be put together in the perfect mix, just like her glass of lemonade.
Originally from Beaverton, Ontario, Sarah has always had a love for music that runs deep. For as long as she can remember, she’s been inspired by Shania Twain. She was a natural singer and songwriter, but it was Shania Twain’s influence that really gave her the push to jump-start her career. Thus, she moved to Toronto and continued to pursue her dreams. After her move, Sarah began headlining big-name artists such as Wes Mack across Toronto. She was invited to perform at the Canadian Country Music Awards, not only being recognized for her undeniable talent but for her ability to push the bounds. The special thing about Sarah’s music is that it also emulates her appreciation for Punjabi culture. She began to educate herself on the musical aspects of this culture and has since released a lot of music with Desi Pop fusions. Her breadth as an artist extends all around the world, with over 1.5 million streams and 14 million views on TikTok.
Written By Molly Schiff