Canadian folk-rock artist Timothy Street has unveiled his new single, “My Home Town” from his recently released eight-track album, Folk Town.
Having grown up in a military family that moved around a lot, Street always envied the people who had stayed in one place and couldn’t wait to leave and see the world.
“That’s what I was daydreaming about when I wrote ‘My Home Town’,” he shares of the song, “It’s about having roots somewhere, a sense of belonging, and a stable home that I never really got to have.”
The result is an easy, jangly guitar-and-harmonica tale sung in whiskey-smooth tones about a town where the narrator drank his first beer, bought his first guitar, and kissed a girl in the back of a police car.
It’s not total fairy-tale nostalgia, however; Street lived in Halifax for many years — which is where he learned to play music and became a part of the music community until it became a hometown of sorts.
“That city will forever have a huge place in my heart,” Street says.
Then, when city life became too expensive, Street moved in 2016 to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick where he has some family connections, to buy a piece of land; he lives there now and is where he recorded the entirety of the album.
The music video for “My Home Town” was shot along the roads and beaches of the island.
“I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a place with friendlier people than here in the Maritimes,” he reveals, “but, even still, I’ll probably forever be seen as an outsider in such a small, close-knit community like this one — even with family connections and having spent a lot of time here growing up — and that’s ok.
To me, it’s my hometown.”
Watch the video for “My Home Town” below, and be sure to stay up to date with Timothy via his socials.
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