Amid Coronavirus Uncertainties, Schaumburg Artist's Music Video Inspires Hope

  • A still image of Brina Kay from her "Rome" music video, recently released on March 20th, 2020 and filmed in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Josh Lockhart of Josh Lockhart Media

    A still image of Brina Kay from her "Rome" music video, recently released on March 20th, 2020 and filmed in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Josh Lockhart of Josh Lockhart Media

 
Brina Miller
Updated 3/25/2020 8:33 AM

Nashville, TN. -- Schaumburg native Brina Kay released her debut music video for her single "Rome" on Friday, March 20th. The video, filmed and directed by Josh Lockhart of Josh Lockhart Media, can be found on Brina Kay's Vevo channel on YouTube, as well as Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon. The songwriter and recording artist's planned release show in Nashville Tennessee was canceled as bars, restaurants, and music venues closed amid coronavirus concerns.

"Rome" reflects on the struggles and self-doubt Brina Kay faced after moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music. The music video is a whimsical take on this story, as Brina Kay finds herself alone in the woods, with only a lantern to guide her path as the sun begins to set. Although the social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 canceled the release show she planned months ago, she still hopes the video will have a positive impact.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"A couple of weeks ago, I was dress shopping and rehearsing with my band for my release show. I thought I'd accounted for everything," said Brina Kay. "Within the course of a week, everything was different. I think a lot of people feel anxious and uncertain about their future right now, which relates a lot to this video. I wrote this song when I first moved to Nashville and nothing was going as planned. I felt alone and couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I made it through by taking it a day at a time. My hope is that people will find some comfort in the video's positive message."

That message has resonated with some new fans like Autumn Martin, who learned about the song and video after it was used on the popular video app TikTok.

"It's absolutely beautiful and it has most definitely touched my heart," said Martin. "The phrase Rome wasn't built in a day means so much to me, it's a reminder to our souls that everything will be okay in the end."

"Rome" has been regularly featured on Big 95.5 Chicago, a prominent iHeart country station that broadcasts to the greater Chicagoland area and plays local music on Sunday nights. The song is also currently available on most streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, and Google Play.)

For more information on release updates and performance dates, visit brinakaymusic.com

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