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Indie pop collective ALAE release video for 'Home'

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"'Home', is a delicate track that speaks to loss and belonging. Today, as you'll soon see for yourself, the newly unveiled accompanying video will challenge you to reflect on how you present yourself to the world versus who you know yourself to truly be."

Indie pop four piece Alae release their latest single "Home" while on the road for the Henry St tour, along with a stereotype smashing new video which is out now -

Soulful stand out track from debut album Henry St and a personal favorite of songwriter and vocalist Alex Meffan-Davey, "Home" is about keeping perspective in the face of adversity, and taking comfort and contentment from who we are. "People will say things that really mess with you," explains Alex, "The lyric ‘Time can be cruel, but it’s not aimed at you, you are just dust floating through’ is a reminder to myself that it’s just life, we just have to hold tight sometimes and take the shit people say and do along with the good. It’s all easier to handle when we are solid in who we are."

Dominic Antelme and Ian Sweeney, co-directors of the Home video clip, share the motivation behind the visuals; "Home is all about loss and belonging, so we decided to tell a classic homecoming story with a twist. A cross between The Fugitive and Three Men and a Baby, the video follows two escaped prisoners who spend the night at one of the convict’s homes. While one is re-united with his boyfriend and baby, the other can’t help but feel even more isolated and lonely. We set about breaking some pretty big stereotypes - and just like the song itself - offering an alternative take on masculinity, love and family."

Home is the fourth single release from the freshly released long player Henry St, which released October 26 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Alternative Charts, #2 on the IMNZ Charts, #2 on the iTunes All Genre album chart and #5 in the Top 40 NZ album charts. Radio13 have given the album a 4 star review, stating the collection of 12 songs ‘Well written, well played, well produced, well done’.

"Home", from the album Henry St, is out now through Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music with Henry St also available on vinyl through Bandcamp and select retail outlets.

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