Hayley Marsten today unveils the video for ‘Coming Home’, the new single taken from her EP ‘Lonestar’. This is perhaps the most intimate track off ‘Lonestar’ and deals with her parents divorce when she was a child. Written with the perspective and hindsight of a young woman, the song is melancholic yet forever optimistic because, as Hayley best puts it, “Maybe one day, I’ll say, that love’s like coming home.”
Directed by Brock Daubert of The Filmery, the video was filmed in Gladstone at the same time as ‘Money Can’t Buy Class’, Hayley’s previous single, which has spent 17 weeks in the Top 20 of the Kix Hottest 20 Charts. “It was so special to film this video in Gladstone,” says Hayley, “because it’s such a personal song.”
Given the inspiration for the track, it’s really no surprise the video contains several personal touches. Most of it was shot at Hayley’s Nanna and Poppy’s house, and Hayley wears her old prom dress as real childhood photo’s hang down around her. The actors are all friends and Hayley’s ‘mum’ is played by her high school drama teacher, Peta Pitt, “to whom I owe so much.”
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Like Hayley’s previous release, she had a lot more than usual to do with the pre-production of the video and came up with the performance idea. “It’s always amazing working with The Filmery guys,” says Hayley, “but this project was extra special to me.”
Of all the tracks on ‘Lonestar’, ‘Coming Home’ is the one Hayley gets the most messages about. “People come up to me after gigs to tell me they identify with it or that it made them cry,” she says, and the video does more than justice to the emotional journey so many unfortunately go through.
You can catch Hayley performing alongside Arna Georgia on their ‘Tour With No Name’ in a town near you:
Thursday 25th October – Oodies Café – Bundaberg, QLD (w/Arna Georgia)
Friday 26th October – Willy Ed’s – Gladstone, QLD (w/Arna Georgia)
Saturday 27th October – Saleyards – Rockhampton, QLD (w/Arna Georgia)
Sunday 28th October – Captain Cook Caravan Park – 1770, QLD (w/Arna Georgia)
Thursday 1st November – The Green Owl – Brisbane, QLD (w/Arna Georgia)
Saturday 17th November – The Milk Factory – Brisbane, QLD (supporting Imogen Clark)