Allison Iraheta and her band Halo Circus are ready to drop some new music. After the release of their debut album Bunny last year, the American Idol season 8 singer and her band have dropped the music video for “Band-Aid.”
Written by Halo Circus and iconic lyricist Paul Williams, the band–which includes Allison’s husband, Matthew Hager–returns with a new music video shot entirely in Taft, California during their 2016 “Follow The Rabbit” tour. The new song is from The East Lansing Sessions EP available for pre-order now at HaloCircus.com. The set will be released everywhere on May 5, 2017.
“This video was shot entirely in Taft, California, one of the 30 cities that brought us to their town last fall on our first-ever fully crowdfunded American tour,” Allison told Yahoo music where she premiered the clip. “We wanted to capture our experience, both visually and emotionally. When we were driving through the country and staying in people’s homes, it was very clear to us that this is not a divided country. What we saw were good people dazed by hard times and towns struggling for the dignity of better days. We have no political agenda or affiliation. Our agenda is love.”
Calling Allison “one of the best singers you’ve ever heard in your life,” co-writer Paul Williams told Yahoo Music: “I was stunned with the soulfulness. … There’s something … Is it the quality of her voice? Is it the passion? What is it about Leon Russell’s voice that makes me say no matter what Leon Russell is singing, I can never pick the needle up and not listen to it all the way through. It’s the same way with Allison.”
Check out the moody “Band-Aid” video below.