Collington has reimagined his new single “Fighting For Me” by playing it live in a California Redwood grove in his latest music video. The single version of “Fighting For Me” was produced by Jake Rye (Sanctus Real/Michigander). The duo spent time recording at Rye’s personal studio and sending each other files from across the country. The song’s melody originated from an older demo that was stuck in Collington’s head while considering songs to record.
“I had had the chorus stuck in my head all morning. Which was weird because I hadn’t thought about the song in a while,” says Collington. “I was out running errands, and when I came home, I unintentionally stumbled on the original demo. The demo was saved to my computer. I never save recording sessions directly to my computer, so I was taken aback to find the files. I asked Jake what he thought about the song, and we agreed we should track the song.”
When asked about the motivation behind doing an acoustic version of the song, Collington said, “Living in California, I live near some of my favorite places in the world. I originally wrote the song with just me and my Martin acoustic. It just seemed like a proper fit to play the song acoustically in a Redwood grove that we have here in town.”
Listen to “Fighting For Me: Live From The Redwood Grove” and watch the music video here.