Cause I was kissing girls in my hometown trying to change
about the song: Hometown is basically a pep talk I wrote for my younger self. It's about not letting all the feelings tied to your hometown + upbringing stop you from being with the person you love. It's about trusting the ones who are there when you call in the night over the ones who only see one side of you. It's about shedding your own fears, and finding the confidence to be the person you are when the lights go down.
sounds like: cheering on your best friend during the biggest game of the season against the rival high school
fun fact: when Madison showed me this track that she made, I immediately pictured a high school football field under the lights at night. That set the mood for the whole song, and got me thinking about high school parties, friends, and family from my hometown. The rest of the words just poured out from there.
music vid: shot, edited & directed by Kerry Furrh, my old college roommate and dear friend. We snuck into a football field by my house (not easy with a 10-foot-tall fence and tons of borrowed camera equipment!), shot some scenes in my bathroom and kitchen, and even snuck into the movie theater where by girlfriend works after hours. Olivia Mitchell was our one-woman crew and creative producer, although I could've sworn we had 45 people working with the amount she gets done. Ren Farren, my real-life best friend and pop angel, plays my onscreen girlfriend. The song is produced and co-written by my real-life girlfriend, Wolfy.
I am not afraid of the hometown crowd