Ashley Campbell looks back at her life with her famous father Glen in the video for her debut single, “Remembering.”
The young singer made headlines earlier this year when she began performing a stripped-down rendition of the song, which describes the deep love for her dad, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease.
“I wanted to write something that expressed to my dad how much I wanted him to feel safe,” she recently told Rolling Stone Country. “I wanted to let him know that he didn’t have to worry, that I’ll take care of him when he can’t take care of himself.”
The track has a deep meaning for Campbell, who pulled each line of lyrics from her own life experiences. “The song goes through the journey of how when you’re little your parents take care of you and make the world not such a scary place. As you get older, those relationships change and kind of swap places. The kids are the ones taking care of the parents and making sure the world’s not a scary place for them.”
Sometimes the honest and heartfelt lyrics get lost between the plucky banjo and backbeat. This misstep in production doesn’t lessen the legitimacy of the track, which leaves a mark on anyone who listens.