Last week Boston pop-soul singer-songwriter George Woods sent along his newest single, “Highest Love”, a sweet, romantic ballad about finding your true soul mate in all the static and haze of modern life. “We all lose faith sometimes”, Woods sings on the track, those words ringing even clearer in the music video, as couples, both gay and straight, come face to face with each other over a range of emotions.
Today, Vanyaland is honored to premiere that video for “Highest Love”, on a day where we join the rest of the world in attempting to make sense of the senseless shooting rampage in Orlando.
Woods didn’t write “Highest Love” after this weekend’s tragedy; in fact, he co-wrote it two years ago, and released it last month as the first single to his upcoming sophomore album, I Am. The new record gets a physical-only release this Friday, June 17, with a release party at The Burren in Somerville later that night.
For “Highest Love”, Woods says its inspiration came from the rocky early days of his relationship with his now wife, Heather, who co-wrote the song with him, and is based around the social drama that surrounded their relationship. “It’s a song about finding your soul mate,” says Woods, “right in front of your face, after looking in all the wrong places.”
The video, directed and edited by Woods with videography by Grant Stinnett,, shows real-life couples capturing the highs and lows of finding love. Watch it below, and find faith once again in a form of “Highest Love”.