Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith makes music that feels built to last. “Long Time Coming,” her latest single, has the bones of a standard, a soaring and swelling soul song that acts as a paean to persistence and good faith. Written as an anthem for hope, it’s the kind of song we could all use right now. Today, The FADER is premiering Smith’s smoky throwback of a video for “Long Time Coming,” a Jonatán López-directed clip that perfectly encapsulates the song’s spirit. “What an absolute JOY it was getting to make this music video for ‘Long Time Coming,’” Smith tells The FADER via email. “My director, Jonatán López, is a deep soul and a creative genius... he captured the beauty, sadness and underlying struggle in this song so perfectly.”
“‘Long Time Coming’ is my anthem of hope,” she continues. “That whatever struggle you may be facing — as dark and difficult as it may seem — you’re going to make it. You’re going to be okay.”
Watch the video for “Long Time Coming” above.
Thumbnail image: Shervin Lainez.