Sam Casey and her producer Joe Thompson have always wanted to cover the Etta James classic, “I’d Rather Go Blind.”
During a challenging time in Casey‘s life, she and Thompson did just that, capturing the raw vulnerability at the heart of this song. Her rendition of the ballad is slow burning and soulful, heightening its painful emotions.
The courage it took to write this song is hard to fathom until you have to film it while you’re going through a breakup. It is an honor to have had the chance to tell this story in my own voice.
Watch the official music video for Sam Casey‘s cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” now: