When Hailee Ritcey penned a thank you note to her favorite band, she didn’t quite expect what happened next.
A R I Z O N A’s latest single, “Electric Touch,” co-written by the band and hitmaker Julia Michaels, makes you feel a lot all at once. While the song is an infectious slice of electronic-tinged pop, the accompanying visual will put an even bigger smile on your face.
The music video features a young gay couple, who credits the bands’ music for always bringing them back together. After receiving Hailee’s touching letter, the trio responded by inviting the couple to appear in the moving clip. Hailee took to social media to share her story and seized this moment as an opportunity to come out. She shared,
“For a long time, this day has filled me with so much fear and anxiety. I’ve never been really sure what I would say, why I felt like I needed to post, or why it even mattered at all. It’s taken me a long time to come to this level of confidence with myself and with my relationship. I have been so lucky to have wonderful family and friends that have really helped me to this point. And I’ve realized the people that truly love and care about you always will, regardless. So, a few months ago, Carly and I took a trip to Seattle to see one of our favorite bands. Because their music means so much to us I decided to reach out to them. I knew it was a long shot to even get a response but then they took it one step further. They asked us to tell our story through their music. So, this is my girlfriend. And this is A R I Z O N A. Thank you A R I Z O N A for creating this incredible opportunity for us and thank you for your music. So much love!”
The video is intensely emotional, proving that true love will always prevail. “Electric Touch” is a reminder that sometimes, all we need is a damn good song. Watch the inspiring visual below:
A R I Z O N A also revealed that the band’s eagerly-awaited debut album, GALLERY, is now up for pre-order and will be released on Friday, May 19. GALLERY includes the streaming smash singles, “I Was Wrong,” and “Oceans Away.” Pre-order your copy here!
You can catch A R I Z O N A on tour alongside COIN and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and music festivals this summer including BottleRock Napa, Governors Ball and Lollapalooza. For ticket information click here.