LISTEN: Ariel Petrie Soaks Up the Sun on ‘Going My Way’
This time last year, we were all dreaming of the day that the COVID-19 pandemic would be behind us.
As “someday” approaches, we look back on the early days of quarantine, where our hope for the future propelled us forward.
Ariel Petrie‘s new single, “Going My Way,” is a gorgeous springtime vibe; one whose nature sounds, rhythmic ukelele, and gentle, breezy vocals. It was written during last spring’s quarantine period, when all Ariel — or any of us — could do was look ahead to brighter days.
“During that time, I was really missing spending time with my friends, going to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings — my usual spring-time activities and traditions,” Petrie said. “I wrote ‘Going My Way’ as a way to live vicariously through the story that plays out in the song.”
Even as our world awakens from its slumber, “Going My Way” still carries an important message for us to bear in mind, in any season.
“The song’s message is to not take life’s simple joys for granted,” Petrie said. “You never know when something like COVID-19 is going to happen. When you find yourself in a moment of contentment, be present in that moment and soak it all in.”
So, go ahead and soak in the sunny feeling of “Going My Way” below!