Laura Elizabeth Hughes releases official video of“For You (Home)” in support of Pieta House
Hopeful and heartfelt, those were the words used to describe the current single for Dublin songwriter Laura Elizabeth Hughes current single “For You (Home)”. Written for the people that carry you, the song showcases a lush balance between soaring power and tenderness, culminating in sweeping piano riffs and Laura's inimitable vocals.
Alongside the release of “For You (Home)”, Laura is partnering with Pieta House . The charity have recently had to postpone the annual ‘ Darkness Into Light’ event due to Covid-19. Over 80% of Pieta House’s funding is through public donations and support. Laura is asking fans, if possible, to make a donation so that they can continue their amazing work in supporting people and communities affected by suicide, self-harm and bereavement during these uncertain times. You can donate to Pieta House by clicking here.
The video is a visual representation of anxiety’s control over body and mind. Directed by Peadar Gill (Lankum, Talos) it depicts the struggle some find to let people in, even at times when we need them most.
Speaking on the release of the video and Pieta House , Laura says “I wanted to create something beautiful that would also let viewers feel the discomfort of anxiety and depression. I wanted to show the weight, the numbness, the breathlessness, the tension.. but also the care that exists in the world to help relieve it. The care to overcome and step out of the dark, out of the sheer greyness, exists.
Pieta House is that light for so many people in Ireland, and to be able to contribute to their presence and ears is a gift. Their annual Darkness Into Light has had to be postponed due to this pandemic, and I couldn’t think of better use for a song that chronicles a journey out into the light. In a weird time where our physical health is being threatened, being in isolation means our mental health is too, and is something that needs to be looked after with equal importance.”
Laura’s unique voice has seen her build a fan base from across the globe with over 2.6 million views on YouTube, including R&B star Joss Stone who posted the video to another of Laura’s songs, “ The Dark , “ on her own social media.
On stage is where Laura feels most at home and truly connects with people. Her showcase performance at Ireland Music Week, where she was named by the IrishTimes.com in their “ 10 acts to see before they are famous ” feature, was a stand-out moment. In recent years Laura has shared stages of the calibre of Dermot Kennedy, James Bay, Billie Marten, Little Hours and most recently Cry Monster Cry on their Irish tour which was unfortunately cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laura was also due to play her biggest headline show to date at The Sound House in Dublin this month, with the date now rescheduled to November 13 th . Tickets on sale now here.