Long Way Home is the second single from Marcus Gad‘s upcoming new album Ready For Battle. It is a song written for his country, his island New Caledonia, when the distance was felt the most.

As he explains, when you’re away from home, sometimes you have surprisingly realistic memories that pop up. For Marcus Gad, they take various forms; the smell of freshly squeezed kava, the texture of laterite gravel under one’s foot, the particular light of sunrise on a Pacific island or the intonation of an Elder telling a tale in a local dialect. So many things that bring him back to his land despite the distance that separates him from it and that he managed to translate all into emotion in Long Way Home.

Also anticipated by the eponymous single released last November, the Ready For Battle album will be released next February. Long Way Home is available on digital platforms.