18 Year old singer-songwriter Karrie Hayward releases her debut single and video today, Wednesday July 6. The summer soaked song Elijah is the perfect introduction of the big things to come from this up and coming songstress. The song was inspired by a guitar riff Karrie had discovered and a line that sparked her attention which captures the true essence of life and how good it is! Karrie says, “It is basically about celebrating life and all things human whether they are good or bad”.
Elijah was recorded and produced by ARIA Award and Golden Guitar winning, Matt Fell at Love Hz Studio in Sydney and co-written with Glen and Kaylee Harrison from brother sister duo Kaylens Rain.
Hayward’s music blends the best parts of country, blues and alt genres, to create her own unique sound. “I listen to lots of artists across multiple genres. I’m drawn to smooth vocals and rich blues inspired guitar riffs and as I’m from the Whitsunday’s Coast I dig coastal mellow vibes, explains Karrie.
The video for Elijah was directed and produced by Josh Favaloro of The Filmery. Karrie says, “We shot the video in two locations, both in Newcastle. The first was this old run down hotel in the centre of town. When you walked in the building, furniture and pigeons were everywhere. Surrounded by broken glass windows and high ceilings, the film crew captured the perfect natural light. The second location was at sunset in Catherine Hill Bay. From there, we climbed down a cliff and walked further down the beach to find a beautiful spot amongst the rocks, looking out onto a wharf. Josh did a great job and the video has come up a treat”.