By Andrew Ellis, Editor
Dariann Leigh recently had a big moment with the release of her debut single, “Give Me A Minute.” It’s a new twist on the good-girl-goes-for-bad-boy cliché.
“The song is about a good girl who goes for bad boy, trying to prove to him his worth,” she says. “And let him know he is worth a minute, and so much more.”
The song itself was a pretty quick write for Leigh. She says it was one of those that just poured onto the paper. But it wasn’t a clear first single.
“I wasn’t completely certain going into recording which song would be my debut,” she says. “But the more, and more work we did on the EP it became clear to my entire team that ‘Give Me A Minute’ was the single.”
She also scored another career first – making her first music video. It was all filmed in Minnesota so the videographer had the idea to make it the theme, which included putting different places around Leigh’s home in the video. And it doesn’t get much more Minnesotan than hockey, especially up north.
“What shows Minnesota better than hockey?!” she says. “We had a lot of fun filming it. We filmed it in one night shoot, and one full day shoot.”
The sport is very close to Leigh’s heart. She’s sang the national anthem for the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Thief River Falls Norksies and her cousin’s high school team the Grand Forks Stallions.
“I’ve been singing for the Norksies for a while,” she says. “So as soon as we came up with the idea to make the video hockey themed, I knew I wanted to get them involved.”
Keeping with the hockey theme and adding a little fan interaction, they added a little game. And it involved a classic sports movie about a certain flock of ducks featuring a a very young Joshua Jackson.
“The Mighty Ducks movie was filmed in Minnesota, so we figured why not add some hints to that!” she says. “There’s five references, and if you find all five you win a prize! We really wanted to get the fans involved, and this was the best way to do it!”
The excitement will keep on for her, too. She’s hard at work on her debut EP and can’t wait to share it with everyone.
“In my original songs you’ll hear my soul,” she says. “And I’m really looking forward to seeing what people think of the rest of the songs.”