Daughter of the cold, southern mountains, Holly Arrowsmith is pleased to announce the release of her new album A Dawn I Remember. The award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter also shares today, a captivating new song titled ‘Farewell' with a picturesque music video filmed in Canterbury and directed by Brisbane based videographer Theresa Fryer.
Watch ‘Farewell' official music video here.
The early sketches of ‘Farewell' came together on a car ride through the Kawarau Gorge as Holly left her beloved hometown of Queenstown for good. Leaving the comforts of "home" for a chance in the bright lights of Auckland, Arrowsmith's poignant recounting of the day captures that back-of-your-throat discomfort of departure from home; from many familiar things. Marking a new chapter in Arrowsmith's life, ‘Farewell' also sparked a new chapter in her songwriting.
"This was the beginning of this collection of songs. The purity of nature and close embrace of small-town life, contrasted with the pollution and non-personal nature of the city," says Arrowsmith.
Last year, she was able to raise $24,678 through Kickstarter to fund the recording, production and output of the new album (well above her goal of $21,000) thanks to the support of 335 backers.
A Dawn I Remember is Holly Arrowsmith’s long-awaited second album, due to be released on Friday 22nd June.