Canadian Country sweetheart Sarah Wickett has earned a solid global reputation of releasing her own unique brand of Country music. Sarah's release of “Good Friends” is a country-rock track that contains a deeper dialogue that compares fake friends with the ones who always have your back. Through promoting her music on social media platforms, Sarah has captivated Country music fans worldwide reaching almost 12 million views.
Sarah penned "Good Friends" with Jesse Slack during the 2020 lockdown when people were missing their friends and family a lot. Although she has never had a big group of friends, she always had a couple of best friends whom she would most of her time with and she is all about the genuine connections she feels with a smaller group of friends and having deep and emotional conversations. “Good Friends” follows Sarah's previous successful singles, “Routine“, “Momma’s Boy“, and “Two Feet” and continues her artful story telling in her music .
Wickett has stated that her favorite songs released to date would end in a tie between “Momma’s Boy” and “Good Friends”. According to Sarah, “Momma’s Boy” was a huge challenge because I am singing in a different language, and I wasn’t sure how it would be received in the Desi community. I love all the instrumentation in it and it’s one of my favorites to sing because of how unapologetic the lyrics are. BUT I have been sitting on “Good Friends” since 2020 because I love it so much and I knew I didn’t want to release it until I found the perfect moment in my career. It’s such a cool vibe and always gives me butterflies every time I listen to it."
The inspiration behind “Momma’s Boy” came from Sarah's experience being in a relationship with someone who was a “Momma’s Boy.” The lyrics also talk about cultural differences and how hard it is being in a relationship with someone whose family has a lot of expectations which can be really hard on a relationship and no matter what your background. The song reflects a troubled relationship due to cultural differences and family interference.
Sarah Wickett, has been immersed in music since she was born. Raised in Beaverton, Ontario, her time spent, hunting, fishing and watching sunsets on the water was intertwined with a distinctly musical upbringing, surrounded by a family who shared her passion. From a very young age, a part of Sarah always wanted to be a performer and she constantly was singing and ‘performing’ in front of the mirror with the door closed in her room which brought her a lot of joy, but she was extremely shy. After her parents walked in on her singing her heart out in her room a couple of times, they decided to put her in vocal and dance lessons. Sarah worked with a classical teacher for many years, who helped develop and perfect her skill but it still took a lot of courage for her to come out of her shell and really pursue a career in music.
At age 18, she moved from Beaverton to Toronto to enroll in the Journalism program at Humber College and became immersed in the musical city, further fuelling her determination to pursue her dream of making it in the music industry. Shortly after, Sarah began to turn her dream into a reality when she released her self-titled EP, launching her into the Country music scene, earning her showcases at Canadian Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards. This led to her sharing the stage with well-known artists such as Bobby Wills, Wes Mack and Robyn Ottolini and performances at incredible venues including The Opera House, Casino Rama, fairs and festivals across Ontario as well as multiple stages in Nashville.
In 2020 she released four singles, including two of her very successful songs, ‘What We Do’ and ‘Accent’. Sarah found a captivatingly way to combine Eastern and Western sounds in her single, “Accent”, singing a mix of English and Punjabi lyrics, something that had never been done by a North American country artist. Sarah continued to release more music and her Desi-Pop Country tune “Momma’s Boy”. Her compelling stories and vocal performances gained Sarah notable recognition from radio stations across the nation and media outlets such as the Global Tv and the Country Music Association of Ontario who named her Artist of the Month. In 2021 she started off the year releasing two singles, ‘"Potential" a fun, poppy bop with a regretfully relatable message that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head and "Two Feet", a powerhouse ballad about getting back on your feet after a breakup.
Sarah's unwavering dedication to her craft and her willingness to break barriers and defy expectations are what make her stand out as a rising star in the music industry. Through her music, she hopes to bridge cultural divides and unite two distinct music genres, creating a movement that celebrates the beauty of diversity. With a huge variety of different sounds, languages, and people you’re not going to come to one of Sarah's shows and hear only honky-tonk country. Her music transcends cultural boundaries and unifies different genres, for example, using a sitar instead of a banjo.
Through her music, she hopes to bridge cultural divides creating a movement that celebrates the beauty of diversity. With her eyes firmly fixed on the future, Sarah has big plans to release Country songs in collaboration with other artists. As she continues to break down cultural barriers and pave the way for more artists, there is no doubt that Sarah will continue to rise and shine bright in the world of music with her captivating voice and magnetic stage presence that setting her apart as was as her willingness to push boundaries and explore new horizons. Sarah Wickett has said it best about her music, "In a world that continues to divide us, I want to make art that brings us together."