Sarah Tolle has your back in her powerful and passionate new single Fight For You — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A piano-driven pop ballad, the song is driven by Tolle’s richly soaring, deeply heartfelt vocals. “For me, the song is sung by a caregiver — someone in a support role,” Tolle says. “The caregiver in the song is supporting a loved one who’s living with mental illness — and they’re not perfect by any means. They express unconditional love and encouragement, but also signs of confusion, disbelief, and exasperation. I wanted this portrayal to feel real, and real is not always neat and pretty.”
The song begins with one rolling, harmonious word: You. It was the word that provided an entry point to the song Tolle wanted to write — but she got stuck. So she turned to every songwriter’s first source of help and guidance.
“In order to write this song, I actually ended up asking my mom to write down what came to mind when she listened to the instrumental track,” says Tolle. “She’s not a songwriter by trade or anything, but there’s a richness of experience in working with my mom, who has dealt with more life than I have. Being able to paint some pictures with her words gave the lyrics more depth.” The collaboration worked. “Looking at the numbers so far, Fight For You is my most popular song,” Tolle says.
Tolle is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Wisconsin but now lives in Vancouver. Her warm, energetic music is marked by a trusting openness, delivering pieces that are simple and accessible, yet empowering and fiercely catchy. You’ll hear themes of encouragement, acceptance, tolerance, and peace in her eclectic pop compositions, which blend house beats, sweeping orchestral sounds, old time banjo folk, and more. Her mission with music is to revitalize and heal; to help people love themselves and the beings around them.