While country rock artist Jay Seeney is more than adept at writing songs – such as those on his last EP, Light Me Up – for his latest release he’s chosen to cover Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’. After taking a break since the release of the EP, Seeney wanted to record a track that was well known and also really resonated with him.
‘”Castle on the Hill” at the core is really a throwback to all of the fun times people had as they were growing up,’ says Seeney, ‘while also indicating how dramatically things have changed over the years.’
The track was recorded the Seeney’s studio in Appin, NSW – and that was also the location for the video, which is having its premiere here today.
‘The video was a special one to shoot,’ says Seeney. ‘We shot in my home town of Appin with all the familiar sights we used to go to when we were young. The kid that we filmed with is actually my best friend’s younger brother – the clip is full of real memories from a past era.’
Seeney produced the clip – and it’s not the first time he’s taken the video helm, having been nominated for two Golden Guitars for Video of the Year for his work with Lee Kernaghan (‘Backroad Nation’) and The Wolfe Brothers (‘Hey Brother’), and he has also worked with artists including Drew McAlister, Travis Collins and Andrew Swift.
In his own right Seeney has regularly appeared in the iTunes Country Chart, and played at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Broadbeach Country Music Festival and Gympie Music Muster.