Margo Price Releases ‘Hey Child’ Video
Margo Price unveiled the official video for “Hey Child,” a song featured on her 2020 studio album, That's How Rumors Get Started. Price and her band also announced their first headlining concert in front of an in-person audience since 2019.
The “Hey Child” visual finds Price recreating scenes of trauma she endured and overcame in the past including a battle with addiction that landed her in jail and periods of depression. Margo co-wrote the song with her husband, Jeremy Ivey.
Price shared the following about “Hey Child” in a statement:
‘Hey Child’ was a song that was written back in 2012 not long after my husband Jeremy and I lost our son Ezra. We were playing shows with our rock and roll band Buffalo Clover and occupying most of the bars in East Nashville. We had begun hanging with a rowdy group of degenerate musician friends and partying harder than The Rolling Stones. We were outsiders to what was going on with mainstream Nashville in every sense and it was the beginning of my bourbon drinking phase. The song was about how many of our talented friends were drinking and partying their talents away but after a few years had passed, we realized it was just as much about us as our friends. I had retired it when the band broke up but Sturgill Simpson resurrected it when he asked me if I would re-record it for That’s How Rumors Get Started.
Margo tapped Kimberly Stuckwisch to direct the video. “I knew I wanted Kim to direct the video. She and I wanted to show pieces of my past lives and how I have moved on,” Price added. “It was both therapeutic and painful to revisit those memories and who I used to be. I know so many people who struggle with substance abuse. I just lost a family member to alcohol. My second cousin Tammy locked herself into a hotel room and drank herself to death two months ago. In another life, that could have been me. If you know someone struggling with depression and/or addiction, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.”
Watch the “Hey Child” video, which premiered at People Magazine, below:
Margo Price’s first headlining show in front of in-person attendees in over a year will be held at The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater in Pelham, Tennessee on May 28. Tickets for the socially distanced concert go on sale this Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m. CT via Eventbrite. Safety protocols are laid out here. Jeremy Ivey is aboard as opener.