Video: Sarah Lake – You Don’t Have To

Sarah Lake is a Canada-born, US-raised singer songwriter based in Nashville. If you’re a fan of the TV show American Idol, she may be familiar to you, as she was a finalist on it under her maiden name Sarah Mather. Her latest track and video is called You Don’t Have To.

By Graeme Smith

In You Don’t Have To, Sarah showcases why she has become something of a go-to songwriter in the industry. It’s a love song with a twist, subverting the idea of unconditional love through the message that you can take someone for granted, but they might not stay. It’s beautifully delivered through expressive vocals and a big country-pop arrangement. It’s all incredibly empowering.

You can check out the video for You Don’t Have To below.