After two remarkable studio albums, Golden Guitar nominations, multiple chart-topping singles and sought-after festival slots; Kaylens Rain went on hiatus to spend time with their growing families. Now, after almost 7 years of silence, the trio are back with their infectious new single, ‘One Song Brings You Back’.
‘One Song Brings You Back’ celebrates the nostalgia gifted in music. Like the lyrical sentiment, the track too feels instantly timeless. Originally pitched to the band in 2018 by Nashville based writers, Brett Rutledge and Jessica Campbell Waterman, the recording has been a long time coming.
“We instantly fell in love with the ideals and meanings these words had for each of us at the time. In collaboration with Brett and Jessica, we were able to rework the lyrics to tell our own story and added it to our live set. After spending the last few years raising our young families, it was a matter of finding the right time to release music again.”
After releasing their albums Found (2018) and In Our Blood (2016), siblings, Glen and Kaylee, made the decision to step away from Kaylens Rain. Now that they’ve returned – with Kaylee’s husband Joel on board as a full-time member – they’re rediscovered a fierce passion for music.
“After a long break, this song has brought us back to what we love doing and made us remember why we love music so much,” reveals Kaylee. “It’s a powerful thing that can spark memories and evoke all kinds of feelings in everyone!”
When it came time to record ‘One Song Brings You Back’, the trio turned to long-time producer Andrew Cochrane at Red Engine Studios in Brisbane. “We worked with Andrew on our previous 2 albums, and we just really gel with him. He knows how to really push us vocally and create a sound that is unique to us.”
Shooting the accompanying music video proved to be full of surprises. Originally planning to film a live recoding with videographer, Jackson James, the band decided to try a music video instead, after securing a vintage Ford F-150 truck the night before shooting. “We quickly put our heads together to brainstorm a storyboard that morning.”
They decided to star the truck’s owner, Garry, in the video alongside his granddaughter. The story board idea was for Garry and his granddaughter to spend the day together, reminiscing on a fictional wife who had passed away. When we told them the idea, they could not believe it. Sadly, Garry’s beautiful wife Sharyn had passed 4 weeks earlier and the storyboard idea actually became their real
life story. Everyone had goosebumps and the meaning of this song took on a whole new life – it became Garry and Darcy’s song and it felt like Sharyn was watching over them all day.”
Kaylens Rain’sinnate ability to connect with people through song has earned them two Golden Guitar nominations and spots on stages around the world. They’ve opened shows for Morgan Evans, The McClymonts and Amber Lawrence amongst others, and appeared at the CMA Global Artist Showcase in Nashville. ‘One Song Brings You Back’ is sure to be another hit for the reinvigorated trio. Its heart-warming sentiment and effortless groove are reminders that this band still has so much more great music to give. To celebrate the release of the new single, Kaylens Rain will perform at The Well Bar in Newcastle on July 27.