The Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based acoustic project Hite was created by Julia Easterlin as a vehicle for lyrical expression. Just last week, Hite released her debut album, Light Of A Strange Day, and oh is it a powerful one. With only acoustic instruments, one take, and one mic, the album tells a story from beginning to end. Today we are excited to share Hite’s brand new music video for “Eliza Jane,” here on Paste. Check it out in the player above.
Like the other tracks on the album, “Eliza Jane” tells a personal story. Easterlin shares with us, "I wrote the song about the birth of my younger sister Eliza, and I always thought that I’d love for her to star in a video if the opportunity arose. This past year my sister Eliza came out to my family as my brother River. We realized a video could be a powerful (and fun!) vehicle to address, explore and celebrate his transition, and when I proposed the idea to River, he was immediately on board.” She continues, “Alex Cullen, Julia Ngeow and the Resonant Pictures team were so passionate and generous in putting together this project. It’s a very personal joy for me and for my family - it's a beautiful way for us to celebrate River and this gorgeous and pivotal time in his life. Particularly now in the face of so much anti-transgender political bullshit, we're happy to be able to make a proud and personal statement with this video."
Fans in the New York area can catch Hite performing all around the Empire State, dates listed below.
April 7 - Cmon Everybody - Brooklyn, NY
May 22nd - 'The Hum' (female artist concert series) Good Room - Brooklyn, NY
June 7 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
June 24 - Blackdome Music Festival - Windham, NY
“Eliza Jane” is off Hite’s debut album, Light Of A Strange Day, out now via Six Degrees Records. To stream or purchase the album, click here.
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