It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my first ever music video. The song, "Hayward," is one of the centerpieces of my album, Amber Lantern, and we did our best to give it a striking visual aesthetic to match the recording's pastoral romantic nature. It was filmed in late summer entirely in my old hometown of Brighton, Michigan whose rustic lakes and forests acted as a stand-in for the song's namesake, Hayward, Wisconsin.
A video is something I've thought about doing for many years, but somehow never made a priority until this year and I have my friend Brian Lillie to thank for helping me finally see it through. It was far less painful than I thought it would be and ended up being one of the highlights of my summer.
So as the weather grays and the temperatures drop, here's one last bit of Indian Summer warmth for you to view on the small screen of your choice. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.
I also urge you to please read the following acknowledgements as all of these people were crucial in making this project a reality.
Director: Brian Lillie
Aerial Photographer: Peter Woodman
Launch Boat Captain: William H. Monger
Craft Services: Mary Jane Monger + James Christopher Monger
Starring: Timothy Monger, "Old Paint," Jack Spack's canoe, and...
TIMOTHY MONGER STATE PARK:
Matt Collar - trumpet
Patrick Herek - electric piano
Chad Sturdivant - drums
Tom McCartan - bass
Leah Diehl - keyboard
Thank you: Brian Lillie, Peter Woodman, William H. Monger, Mary Jane Monger, James Christopher Monger, Matt Collar, Patrick Herek, Chad Sturdivant, Tom McCartan, Leah Diehl, Kristie Brablec, Jack Spack Jr., Natalie + Nathan Zolg, Jenny Harley, and Skylar Woodman