She was eliminated after singing for her life in The Voice 10 semi-final. Now, country singer Mary Sarah is back with a just released single, “Without You.”
The Team Blake Shelton singer talked with Billboard magazine about her new musical direction.
“It’s really the first time that I feel that I’ve explored myself and who I am in my independence,” the country singer told Billboard. “This is really a true story of my life. Fans have been wanting new music for a while. It’s really exciting, especially with it being a true story in my life. I hope that fans will connect with it as much as I have.”
Of her time on Team Blake during The Voice, she said, “It’s all so crazy. You’re out there in a hotel the whole time, and they call it reality television, but it’s nothing like reality because you are doing these things that you wouldn’t normally do in your day to life. The whole experience was such a blessing. I looked at The Voice as something that was going to be a part of my life, and one of those steps that would take me closer to what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Since then, my life has been about performing and getting out and meeting the fans who supported me through out that journey. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
The singer co-wrote the new song with Mike Walker, and her producers Bart Butler (Jon Pardi) and David Garcia. “This song was based on a true story in my life. I was in a relationship for three years, and it was long distance and incredibly hard. I gave a lot of myself to someone else in the relationship. The thing about a long distance relationship is that you have to have both people be equally invested. For me, I was the one investing a whole lot more than the other person, so it took a lot away from me. I lost a whole lot of myself through that process.”
However, the Texas native has no regrets. “I realize that he was just in a different place in his life than where I was. It was difficult for him to give any energy because he was trying to find himself. We’re human beings. We’re not perfect. I never intended it to be – nor do I want it to be bitter, because I would never take those years back.”
Watch the “Without You” lyric video premiere below.