Jaimee Harris Releases New Single “Love Is Gonna Come Again,” A Direct Message To The Heartbroken And Grieving
Jaimee Harris’s New Single “Love Is Gonna Come Again” Is A Direct And Thoughtful Message To The Heartbroken And Grieving
From upcoming LP Boomerang Town, out February 17th via Thirty Tigers; New 2023 tour dates added
Nashville, TN – November 30, 2022 – When all seems lost, sometimes, even a tiny bit of encouragement can help right the ship—or at least start the process. That’s exactly why songwriter Jaimee Harris sat down to write what would become her new single, “Love Is Gonna Come Again.” “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, my local music community and family experienced a tremendous amount of loss beginning in 2016,” remembers Harris. “I wanted so badly to encourage the grieving friends around me, particularly those who had lost their partners.” The song, originally started in 2017, was completed a few years later with Harris’s friend and frequent collaborator, Graham Weber. “He helped me by asking questions about what I’d want someone to say to me,” Harris says. “I realized what I’d want is for someone to acknowledge my pain, tell me it’s okay to not have a deadline on grief, and they’d hold onto that hope I couldn’t grab a hold of quite yet.”
Premiered earlier this week by The Boot, the tune is a beautiful lullaby for lost love; warm and heartening, direct and thoughtful. “I know it hurts like hell right now, and only you know how. No one can tell you when, but love is gonna come again,” sings Harris, surrounded by angelic harmonies and purposefully arranged instrumentation. The song’s accompanying music video follows the same pattern of letting the song take center stage. Created by the Austin-based brother-sister team, Lenz Twinz, the “Love Is Gonna Come Again” video features handwritten lyrics projected on a TV set. “Sloane and Felix [Lenz Twinz] came up with the idea to have Felix wear the TV as a head,” says Harris. “It reminds me of when I’m depressed and it seems all I can do is zone out in front of the TV. There’s a strange comfort in it.”
Fans can watch the video now right here, check out the video for the previously-released single “Missing Someone” here, and pre-order or pre-save Harris’s upcoming LP Boomerang Town ahead of its February 17th release via Thirty Tigers at this link. A list of Harris’s upcoming 2023 tour dates can be found below or at jaimeeharris.com/tour.
Boomerang Town began gestating around this time of loss in 2016, with the songwriter losing several musicians close to her. The shift in the nation’s political landscape had ushered in a new level of polarization that saw whole swaths of cultural life being demonized. For someone who grew up in a small town outside of Waco, Texas, Harris believed the values instilled in her by her parents were not entirely in line with how many on the left were viewing—and vilifying—Christians, citing them as responsible for the new change in leadership. As a person in recovery, Harris has had to re-evaluate her own connection to faith and find strength in a higher power—“Though he’s not necessarily a blue-eyed Jesus,” she laughs—though she certainly knows what it’s like to “be told how to vote” in a Southern church setting.
It was from the intersection of these social, personal, and political currents the album was born. And while much of the material on Boomerang Town was inspired by personal experience, the songs on this collection are far from autobiographical xeroxed copies. More than anything, they come from a place of emotional truth.
More About Boomerang Town In Harris’s Words: “Why was I able to get out of my boomerang town? Why are others stuck there, longing to leave but unable to find their way out? Writing these songs, bringing these narrators to life, brought me closer to the answers.
Even though I was able to leave, I was not able to escape the generational cycle of addiction and mental illness. I had to deconstruct my Evangelical upbringing, keeping the good things I took from it (the importance of service and loving my neighbor), and rejecting the bigotry and brainwashing – then find faith again, my own way, outside of religion, through recovery, fellowship, and the alchemy of songwriting.
My hometown is no different than the hometown of millions of others. These songs tell the story of what it is like to live in these towns, in these times. This is what it’s like to be a part of the post ”Born to Run” generation. Springsteen’s generation had somewhere to run to. I’m not so sure mine does.
Whether or not you grew up in a small town or were born and raised in New York City, I bet you can relate to these characters. I bet you know what it feels like to grieve the loss of a loved one or a dream. I bet you’ve experienced how one seemingly small decision can alter the course of your entire life, for better or worse. These characters are a reflection of a people whose resilience, hope, and faith is being tested.”