When You See Me by McAlister Kemp – Video Premiere

26 April 2023 | 8:53 am | Mallory Arbour

“'When You See Me' is definitely more of a serious song that deals with issues of mental health and depression."

(Image: Supplied/Duncan Toombs)

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McAlister Kemp drop one of their most powerful singles to date, When You See Me. Released on their #1 ARIA Australian Country Album, We Roll On, the song tackles human frailty and importance of looking out for each other and not judging a book by its cover.

As McAlister Kemp describe the track, “When You See Me is definitely more of a serious song that deals with issues of mental health and depression. It’s about how you can’t take for granted how a person might be feeling in their life and that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Sadly, a lot of people suffer in silence and for them it is very debilitating. It’s a song that we hope will give people the courage to speak up and reach out for help if they need it.”  

The powerful music video, which premieres today exclusively on Countrytown, was directed by multi-Golden Guitar winning video director, Duncan Toombs.

Watch the video below or via the link here.

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Recorded between Nashville and Sydney, We Roll On was their first new album release in over 7 years after a hiatus to follow solo projects. The guys supported the album with tour dates last August and September; taking to stages from QLD, through NSW, and into Victoria, playing their much-loved hits plus a stack of brand new music.

Consisting of Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp, McAlister Kemp is one of the most successful Australian country acts of the last decade. From the immediate, breakout success of their debut album All Kinds of Tough in 2010 until they disbanded in 2015, the duo earned their stripes as one of the highest selling and exciting touring entities in Australian country music.

But it is not just the strength of their live shows that brought them acclaim, their three albums; All Kinds of Tough (2010), Country Proud (2012) and Harder to Tame (2014) are classics of the genre, packed with hands-in-the-air rockers such as Country Proud, Hell Yeah and Hard Work anthems like All Kinds of Tough, It Don’t Buy You Love and Home.


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