2024 Top 10 Toyota Starmaker finalist, country singer-songwriter Jay Santilli returns with a song that is personal and close to her heart. The essence of ‘Long Way Home’ lies in embracing life’s uncertainties and daring to take risks. Set against enchanting melodies, the song reflects on the inevitability of change and the pursuit of dreams amidst challenges. Inspired by personal experiences, including the journey through IVF while navigating the decision to pursue music as a career, the track resonates with a universal message of resilience and trust in fate.

“Long Way Home” talks to, daring to embrace life’s uncertainties and take risks, finding solace in the journey itself”.

Melbourne based Jay Santilli has made a name for herself as her star continues to rise in country music. After taking time off to focus on family, she is now forging a career in music and is creating waves with her unique focus on storytelling and heartfelt lyrics. Catching the eye of industry tastemakers landed her a Top 10 placement in the 2024 Toyota Starmaker Grand Final in Tamworth earlier this year where she performed on the main stage at Toyota Park, delivering an emotional rendition of ‘Long Way Home’ to rave reviews.

Throughout her career, Jay has performed across the country and has shared the stage with some of the most prominent names in country music including Morgan Evans, Jasmine Rae, Travis Collins and many more. Her live performances are known for their energy and emotion, leaving audiences spellbound.

With her incredible talent and dedication to her craft, Jay Santilli is undoubtably one of Australia’s most promising country music artists. Her unique voice and tone have captivated audiences across the country, as she continues to make her mark in the industry, while being rewarded with a rapidly growing fanbase. Jay is currently working on new material and is looking to releasing an EP by the end of 2024.

Jay Santilli’s new single ‘Long Way Home’ is out to radio on Monday 8th April and digital services on Friday 12th April.

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