Laura Elizabeth Hughes – For You (Home)

Heartfelt songwriter Laura Elizabeth Hughes releases official video of “For You (Home)” in support of Pieta House. Written for the people that carry you, the intimate number showcases a refreshing balance of power and tenderness. Partnering with Pieta House, Laura is asking fans, if possible, to make a donation so that Pieta House can continue their work supporting communities/people affected by suicide, self-harm and bereavement during these turbulent times. 

Speaking on the release of the video and Pieta House, Laura says “I wanted to create something beautiful that would also let viewers feel the discomfort of anxiety and depression. I wanted to show the weight, the numbness, the breathlessness, the tension.. but also the care that exists in the world to help relieve it. The care to overcome and step out of the dark, out of the sheer greyness, exists. 

Pieta House is that light for so many people in Ireland, and to be able to contribute to their presence and ears is a gift. Their annual Darkness Into Light has had to be postponed due to this pandemic, and I couldn’t think of better use for a song that chronicles a journey out into the light. In a weird time where our physical health is being threatened, being in isolation means our mental health is too, and is something that needs to be looked after with equal importance.”

A humble single that ws released back in 2019, the video illuminates how anxiety can control our body and mind. Directed by Peadar Gill (Lankum, Talos), the visuals may feel relatable for viewers across the world.

Score: 4/5