Sam Casey Covers Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

“I have always wanted to cover Etta James’ tune, “I’d Rather Go Blind.” The way James speaks so directly about the struggle of losing someone is such a genuine act. At the time of recording this song and video, I was going through a challenging time in my life. It feels so vulnerable to see the results of my raw emotion and struggle that this is almost difficult to watch. As soon as we started filming, the lyrics (and most likely, the fact that I was crying between takes) took everyone to this dark yet loving place where tears were being shed, but there were hugs and kisses floating around all night. It felt like we were in our own universe for those six hours.” –Sam Casey

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“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 honour to have had the chance to tell this story in my own voice.” –Sam Casey