Brand New Video for Highway


Short story: This video represents the best times of my life over the past two and a half years. Filmed and edited by my good friend and camera man Aaron Sampson 

Long Story: 
I never wanted to leave England. In fact, I fully expected to live out the remainder of my days there. As many of you know, outside of music I worked for a software company. They held my visa which allowed me to work AND play music in the UK. I think it was early June 2016 that they told me that my job would be moved to Poland (where they would be able to hire 2 or almost 3 people for the price of 1 in the UK) by the end of the year. I was ashamed, disappointed, and in shock (and denial) over the news. 

Long story short, the effects of not dealing with this appropriately lead to becoming quite withdrawn, sad, and depressed in subsequent months. My life was, for all intents and purposes, ending. To compound the issue, I made a lot of mistakes and hurt those I loved the most and cared about. In the end, the months of August and September 2016 were the darkest months of my life. 

This completely overshadowed the great joy, love, and connection I felt with audiences at every show. The love I have for songwriting, co-writing, and their processes. The amazing memories the band and I had built over the last two and a half years. The happiness of England. Everything tainted because of a seemingly crumbling future, poor self control and self restraint, addiction, and loss. 

This video represents the best times of my life over the past two and a half years; from early shows at the bedford to festivals playing for thousands of people to a music tour in Canada. I want to thank you again for all of your love and support over the years. So many thanks to my friend Aaron Sampson to filmed and edited all the clips you see. 

I've been in Seattle, Washington now for four and a half months. I've not yet played an open mic yet, but I promise to soon. More covers and home videos will be coming soon as well. Thanks for sticking with me. I hope you are well. 

All the best, 
Tom Butler

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