Canadian alt-country recording artist Elyse Saunders is celebrating this week’s release of the official music video for her newest single, “Feel You Leaving”.
Award-winning director Edward Platero –who has worked with other artists like Runaway Angel, Lisa Nicole, and Carly Thomas – helmed the video. Watch here
“Feel You Leaving” – produced by Shawn Moore and co-written by Saunders, Moore, and Doug Folkins – marks the beginning of a new direction for the artist.
“Inspiration can strike in the most amazing ways and this song just so happened to start in a dream. I woke up singing the soaring melody and then the words, ‘let these waves crash over me, wash away our memories’. I didn’t want to lose it, so I recorded the idea in my phone, took it to my co-writers and we created ‘Feel You Leaving’. It is a pretty fitting first new release, since the heart of the song is about letting go of your past and embracing what is to come. Dreams can tell us a lot about what we’re going through and this song needed to come out,” says Saunders.
“Feel You Leaving” is a notable starting point as the song previously earned Saunders a semi-finalist spot in the 2018 International Songwriting Contest before its official release earlier in July. On stage, Saunders has taken similar strides, most notably at 2019 Canadian Music Week where she was chosen to open for Canadian country stalwarts Kira Isabella and David James.
In pondering the road ahead, Saunders says, “My sound, style, writing, voice, and live shows have evolved and brought me to a place where my new music feels more lyrically authentic and musically fluid. This single is the first step in an exciting adventure. I’m ready to share who I am.”
On stage, Elyse Saunders will continue a series of Canadian summer shows – including Sunfest Country Music Festival (August 2nd), Toronto (August 28th at Supermarket), and the Niagara Parks Summer Music Series in Niagara Falls (August 30th) before visiting Calgary for Canadian Country Music Week. She is planning new Canadian dates and a Nashville concert to coincide with her upcoming releases.