- 20 Nov 19
Kevin Herm Connolly returns with a stunning new music video for 'I'm Still In Love With You' that charts his journey from Peru back home to Dublin.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed album Make It Up earlier this year, Kevin Herm Connolly returns with accompanying visuals for standout track, 'I’m Still in Love with You'. The music video charts Kevin’s journey from Mancora, a small town on the northern coast of Peru where he lived for a spell, back to Dublin, where he has been mostly based ever since leaving his home county of Galway as a teenager.
“This video means a lot to me for various reasons," he explained. "Firstly, it’s a family affair - the Peru scenes were shot by one of my brothers and the Dublin scenes by the other.
"The Dublin performance footage was shot on the old premises of Arad Studios, where the bulk of the album was recorded in very enjoyable sessions with my friend Les Keye. The studios have since had to move to make way for an office block… It’s nice to have this video as a document of those times.
"Lastly, many of the great friends I made during my time in Peru were involved and make cameo appearances in what was a very enjoyable (if ambitious!) shoot over there. I’m delighted to have so many important people, times and memories from my life feature in one of my videos!”
'I'm Still In Love With You' was described by Hot Press's Wayne Byrne as the highlight of Connolly's latest album Make It Up. "It's a beautiful slow-burner with all the best elements of melancholy Americana; awash with brooding tremolo guitar, the track climaxes with mournful violin," he wrote in his album review. "This is the kind of whiskey-and-tobacco stained country ballad in which the protagonist can't catch a break with either his landlord or his lady."
"I've had this song in my locker for a while now", Kevin Herm Connolly said about the track. "It's always been a live favourite. It's taken a while to get the arrangement and production right in the studio but I feel we nailed it for this album. It's basically a love song, telling a tale that's as old as the hills. I was going for that timeless, classic quality so was delighted when reviewers singled it out for special mention".
A Galway native, Kevin cut his teeth in the alt-country band El Diablo before releasing Monsters, the first collection of his own songs, under the name Herm. The follow-up, Make It Up, revealed a development in Kevin's song-writing from the quirky and edgy indie pop of his debut to a more reflective and organic approach.
Watch the music video for 'I'm Still In Love With You' below.