Listen to “Home” here.
Watch the official music video here.
“Aileen breezes from the anthemic straight into these gloriously fun ’90s pop-inspired beats
and back again for what might be her greatest track yet.” – The East
Saint John, NB (May 7th, 2021) – Canadian alternative pop-rock singer-songwriter, Apryll Aileen, drops official music video for “Home”. Pulling all elements of her inspirations together for an anthemic, pop r&b sound, paired with her classical pianist background, Aileen’s “Home” shares the story of the powerful self realization that often, our life path takes us on a journey that leads us back home.
The single is the first of many from the upcoming album “Rising Tides”, produced by LVR (Daniel Lafrombe). Daniel was nominated for a Grammy in 2020 for his songwriting with fellow Welsh songwriter Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello) on John Legend’s “A Legendary Christmas” album.
Stream/Download the single on Apple Music, Google Music, Spotify and many more.
“The music video features New Brunswick’s natural beauty with ‘dramatic, Game of Thrones-like’ drone shots of the Bay of Fundy.” – Telegraph Journal
From performing in London, Hollywood, New York, Toronto and more, Aileen is no stranger to the music world. Her band in Los Angeles includes Toshi Yanagi and Jimmy Earl (players for Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and she opened up in Venice Beach, California for a pair of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) and Al Jardine (The Beach Boys). Aileen has shared the stage with Grammy-nominated artist Carmen Vandenberg (from Bones UK), Billboard World Contest songwriting award winner Julia Othmer, Grammy-Award winner Yogi Lonich, and JUNO and CCMA Award winner Ken Greer. She is currently slated to perform two showcases at the 2021 East Coast Music Awards in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Aileen returned to Southern New Brunswick shortly before the covid pandemic started. It wasn’t until returning home, that she realized the beauty of where she came from. Like many during these times, Aileen has had more time for self reflection and exploring her native province.
Through connecting with nature and the epic coastlines of the Bay of Fundy, boasting the highest tides in the world, Aileen was able to heal her wounds and truly find her voice. Her goal through this new song and music video, is to showcase her homeland and help restore a connection between humans and nature. She believes it is essential not only for our survival, but for our healing.
“My journey started when I hopped in my car and drove to Venice Beach, California from Atlantic Canada. The road had many ups and downs, bumps and turns, but if I didn’t have the courage to leave, I wouldn’t have been able to write this song. Inspired by my favorite quote, from Thomas à Kempis: ‘Wherever you go, there you are.’ I truly believe home is a place inside us all. No matter where we are on a map, we can find our spiritual truth within.”