Five-time Golden Guitar winner, Amber Lawrence will release her new single, I’m Coming Home, this Friday – and Countrytown has your first listen in this exclusive premiere ahead of its official release. It’s also our Song of the Day!
I’m Coming Home is the second single from her forthcoming seventh studio album, and follows her Top 5 hit, Bring It Back – which we also premiered here. I’m Coming Home epitomises the heartbreak and joy of being away from loved ones and a beloved home country. The song perfectly paints the ache of Australians who have either been stuck overseas or interstate these past 18 months due to frustrating COVID-19 border closures.
Amber says, “I wrote the first verse after talking with my husband about the years of his life spent living in London, and how he eventually made the decision to come home. When I told Katrina Burgoyne (my co-writer) of my idea, she immediately connected with the song, being an Australian based in Nashville USA, but without the ability to come home due to the difficulties caused by Covid border closures. By the end of the writing session, we were both crying, imagining an emotional reunion with our family.”
With the challenges of making a music video during lockdown, Amber already knew she had everything she needed from various overseas work and holiday trips that perfectly fit the narrative of the song. Combining her travel videos from France, Italy, Thailand, the UK and the USA, with some emotional home coming footage, the video was shot on iPhone, and was produced, directed and edited by Amber.
A former Qantas Airways employee and chartered accountant, Amber risked it all to pursue a career in music, later releasing an EP in 2006 and her debut album The Mile in 2007. Albums When It All Comes Down (2009), 3 (2012), Super Heroes (2014), Happy Ever After (2016) and The Kids Gone Country (2016) followed.
In 2017, she collaborated with Travis Collins on Our Backyard, which took home awards for ‘APRA AMCOS Song of the Year’, ‘Single of the Year’ and ‘Vocal Collaboration Of The Year’ at the Golden Guitars. Amber’s festive children’s album, Aussie Aussie Christmas was released later that same year.
In 2019, she released her sixth studio album, Spark, which hit the #1 position of the ARIA Country Music Charts as well as her first long-form LIVE DVD and album Amber Lawrence Live. She also released her third children’s album, The Kids Gone Country II, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Kids Chart and #2 on the Album Country Chart (nestled amongst The Wiggles and Play School).
Amber has also toured with the likes of Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Adam Harvey, Melinda Schneider, The Sunny Cowgirls, Catherine Britt and Kaylen’s Rain. She will restart her touring commitments from December.
Watch the video below!
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