This Road Music Video By Andrew Farstar
This Road is a metaphor about our life’s journey. Sometimes it can be full of obstacles and darkness, but this is the very reason we need God’s light to show us the way to our destination. It is a longing for His help and guidance along the way. The music video for “This Road” features some footage from Guide Dogs NSW / ACT. Andrew Farstar, who is legally blind thought that the footage of these guide dogs would fit nicely in the video. Andrew believe this song also has a universal message; not only about friendship, caring and love but most of all, as Christians, we can relate all these to our relationship with our Merciful God.
Andrew’s Creation Of ‘This Road’
Andrew Farstar began his music career in 2016. Towards the end of 2015 he was quite shaken by the death of 2 people in his life. His brother-in-law, who was in his late 50s, passed away after a long battle with cancer. At around the same time, a lady friend of Andrew also died of cancer, which she had suffered a few years.
These losses, in addition to struggles in his life such as coping with visual impairment which has left him legally blind, have reminded Andrew of how precious, and yet how short, life is. This realization has encouraged Andrew to pursue a career in music, something that he has loved since the earliest days of his childhood.
“This Road” is a metaphor about our life’s journey. Sometimes it can be full of obstacles and darkness, but this is the very reason we need God’s light to show us the way to our destination. It is a longing for His help and guidance along the way.
Life can be painful, full of sorrow and uncertainty. Trusting that His love will always carry us through anything in our life’s journey is the core message of this song. Andrew wrote this song in 2016, inspired by the events mentioned.
Musically speaking, Andrew kept hearing this melody in his head, which he then used for “This Road”. He was then in contact with Greg Giacona, a U.S. Music Producer, who produced this song for Andrew. He is an amazingly talented producer and he did a wonderful job to translate Andrew’s musical vision into reality. Andrew worked closely with him to produce the sound of “This Road”
This song is one of two songs that are not produced by Andrew on his album Hymns & Inspiration. However, the sound and style are what Andrew envisioned. As Greg and Andrew are inspired by the famous producer, David Foster, you will hear his influence in this song.