Hunter Kaine is an established Australian country music artist, as the lead singer of Deep Creek Road, with whom she’s performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. She has now recorded a solo single, ‘Long Way from Lonely’, as well producing it herself.
The song was written in Nashville by Australian songwriter Phil Barton, who has also written for Lee Kernaghan and the Wolfe Brothers. Kaine heard a duet in the demo and knew that Golden Guitar and ARIA winner Shane Nicholson was the only person to record it with her.
‘He has all the right ingredients,’ she says, ‘both as an artist and a person. It was a wonderful, unique and inspiring journey that I’ll never forget.’
Nicholson appears in the video for the song, which was co-produced by Kaine and Ian Ritter, and filmed at a 1960s-era motel in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon. The video has its premiere on this site today, with the single officially released tomorrow.
The video is the perfect accompaniment to the wistful yet hopeful tone of the song. The song, says Kaine, ‘is really at the core of what we all seek in life – true connection. It’s a very real, open and honest piece of music.’ Kaine’s impeccable vocals are perfectly matched by Nicholson’s, proving that her instinct to record with him was the right one.
Kaine will release her debut EP later in the year, and ‘Long Way from Lonely’ is so good it will, no doubt, win her many fans before then.