Francine Honey makes a heartfelt return with her latest single and video I’m Coming Home — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest preview of the Ontario singer-songwriter’s forthcoming studio album Unfinished Business, the emotional tune is true to the bilingual musician’s signature sound — a blues-inspired country song about home and family packed with raw, honest emotion delivered with power and vulnerability. It’s the kind of song Honey was born to write. Except this time, she didn’t.
I’m Coming Home was penned by close friend Joy Newby. Calling “beautiful, sad and lonely,” Honey decided to record it because it offers such a powerful, relevant message of hope and promise for these pandemic times. “We all need that, since this pandemic has created such loneliness in everyone … right?”
Newby wrote the heartbreaking tune in 2017 at the end of a songwriting retreat in Italy with Honey and musician Verlon Thompson. Honey recounted that day, saying: “(Joy) knocked at our door about an hour and a half before the concert and asked me if I would sing the song at the concert that night. We rehearsed it once in my room and then played it together as a duet with Verlon joining in.” Honey said the experience was “magical.”
Since childhood, Francine Honey has been a keen songwriter. Over the course of the last seven years, she has released a plethora of singles and albums: An Ordinary Woman (2009), Re-Drawn (2014), An Ordinary Woman (In Studio) (2015), To Be Continued… (2018), and her first holiday album Take Me to the North Pole (2019). Her music has taken her not only across Canada and the U.S., but to Italy, Switzerland and the U.K. as well. Her songs often feature tales of heartache and hope delivered with a beautiful, yet subtle blend of Americana, country, rock, Canadiana and blues.