Alaine breaks boundaries with You Are Me

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The summer is already off to a great start for singer, songwriter and producer, Alaine Laughton, more popularly known as “Alaine”, who has not only just released a new song, but also her own record label – proving once again what an amazing talent she has to share with the world.

You Are Me, the first single produced by Alaine’s 1Thirty1 record label, is already receiving good reviews and garnering heavy rotation on both local and International airwaves.

The song isn’t the typical kind of music that we have grown to expect from the artist, this song is deeply personal and touches listeners to their very core.

“I was inspired to write You Are Me by the events that happened in West Kingston.

I was really affected by the negative images from the media coverage and negative, fearful sentiments being expressed on the talk shows and the sounds of gunshots being fired all around while locked up in my house.

I started crying for my country, for my brother and sisters, and I followed my tears to my piano.

As soon as I sat down and started playing, the song came pouring out of my soul,” stated Alaine on her decision to write this song.
A video was also recently shot for the single at a beautiful location in St Thomas late last month and directed by Ras Shac.

It’s a performance video, that includes use of metaphorical imagery, and features Alaine interacting with a band, which mirrored the recording process, which actually took place in the studio.

The video also features a scene with Alaine playing an upright piano on the beach with surfers in the background, surfing over insurmountable waves, much like our seeming problems in Jamaica and our world. The video will be released in mid-July.

Alaine will also be going on month long tour to Europe with fellow RETV High School Tour veterans, Voicemail at the end of July.