Sully Bright explores inspired soundscapes paired with rich lyrics on “Darling, Wake Up” (part one)

Nashville-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Sully Bright has just released a sonically beautiful new album, “Darling, Wake Up.”

He sat down recently with @skopemag to talk about this remarkable collection of songs.

@skopemag: Tell us about your “Darling, Wake Up.”

Sully: This album came to be for different reasons. For starters, I had a message I wanted to get across. Themes kept popping up in my writing, and I needed to deliver something that would get these ideas off my chest. I have also grown a lot since my batch of releases before “Darling,” and I wanted to make something that laid the groundwork for what I want the Sully Bright project to be.

This album is a pure folk album, and while my music has been in the folk vein in the past, this record is a firm statement. As my debut album, I made this as personal as possible, so everything from the lyrics to the art direction has been crafted with the intent of letting people know who I am. There are numerous relationships I have built in the past few years, and I wanted to make something collaborative. I am a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, and my peers are so talented. It was easy to get the record off the ground between all the amazing writers and musicians in this community.

@skopemag: Do you have a favorite song on the album?

Sully: I have two favorites: “Dark” and “It’ll All Be Alright.” These two songs are practically one longer movement in my mind, and we always play them back-to-back seamlessly live, so I am going to count them as one song here. These songs are the thesis for “Darling, Wake Up.” “Dark” is a gentle, heartfelt reckoning at how powerless I feel against my own struggles with mental health. “It’ll All Be Alright” is an uplifting breath of air and serves as the project’s climax. Together, these songs represent the sonic landscape on this album and are the most important songs here.

Join us again next week for part two of our chat with Sully Bright.