John Harvie has released his heartfelt and vulnerable new single, “Beauty In The Bad Things” today. Admitting that “it gets worse before it gets better” but looking for light in the dark, the hopeful single is accompanied by a music video featuring his real life brother, Porter, which takes John on a flashback journey through his childhood.
“Beauty In The Bad Things” is taken from John Harvie’s upcoming debut album, Told Ya, out August 26th on Elektra Entertainment + FRKST, an imprint founded by Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect. The album is available to pre-save now HERE.
John said of the new song, “Beauty” is a really special song for me personally. I saw a video talking about imagining your younger self running up to you in the present day and giving yourself a hug and it resonated with me really heavy. I had just gotten back from a writing trip in Los Angeles and had a session the next day. I was feeling really burnt out and was in a weird/difficult spot in my life and two of my great friends Charlotte Sands and Danen Reed Rector we’re able to let me come into the session vulnerable and open up about what was going on. I explained everything from the pressure of me just recently signing and trying to perform well in my job, to financially supporting my friends on my team and making friends and family around me proud, as well as myself. I had written the words “There’s beauty in the bad things’ in my notes and we decided to use that as the theme for the song. I hope it hits people as hard as it hits me, and others can be honest with themselves about being in a spot in life where they don’t feel like themselves. One of my favorite songs on the record.”
Beginning in September, catch John Harvie at a city near as he heads on an Arena tour with Shinedown. Dates and tickets can be found HERE.