Ironically, this new song Home Again, has nothing to do with quarantine or staying home over and over again. I wrote this song long before all that, at the beginning of a new relationship. One that turned into the most beautiful kind of relationship. One where two hearts decide to commit to loving each other through it all. This is a song about falling in love. It’s a song about figuring out how to communicate our love for one another and ultimately build a life & make a home together. It’s a song about someone making you feel like you’re home again.
Over a year after writing this song, I proposed to my girlfriend in December of 2018 (she said yes). We decided to take our time planing our wedding for the summer of 2020. We finally booked a date, June 26, 2020. We had no idea that the world would be flipped upside down and literally inside out by a deadly virus before we could get to that date. So of course, like everything in 2020, the wedding has been postponed to a very far away date. But the day, June 26, 2020… has come. That date has been in my head for the past several months as our wedding day. A day that for much of my life I didn’t think would even be legally possible.
We’re still trying to figure out how to spend today, June 26. We’re not sure how it’s going to feel to watch this day come and go. This is the day that we planned to gather with family and close friends to declare our love and commitment, but we just can’t do that safely. One thing I could do to honor what this day was supposed to be, would be to release this song, a love song to my future wife… An expression of love and gratitude for how we did indeed make a beautiful home together and we will indeed be able to get married surrounded by the people that we love, just not today. So here it is… “Home Again”
Thank you to American Songwriter for premiering the music video today! This was filmed by Ryan Mastro in a very special spot in Rhode Island. (and edited by Mike Smith). Read the American Songwriter article HERE.
And a special thank you to Racine Holly, a local Providence, RI artist for the painting that serves as the artwork for Home Again.