Stan Walker says filming the music video for his new song 'Bigger' with his whānau at his marae in the Bay of Plenty was a "full circle moment" for him.
In the video, provided to Newshub ahead of its Friday release, Walker enlists his 8-year-old nephew Carlos to play a younger version of himself.
Walker says the lyrics of 'Bigger' - which will also be released in te reo Māori - talk about the "small beginnings" of his journey to who he is today.
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"Looking back now, I'm so thankful for where I come from and who I come from. It made me who I am today and I'm proud as," he told The Project NZ last week.
The video features sweeping shots of Walker's marae Tamapahore near Papamoa and a sequence of him performing atop his maunga - the same place he first started to hone his singing talents.
"It's just so beautiful, eh. I used to sing on that same very hill as a seven-year-old and pretend I was singing to thousands of people and I get to live that dream now."
The song was co-written with US singer-songwriter Parson James. According to a statement from Walker's record label Sony, the waiata aims to serve as a reminder to young Māori to "be proud of who they are, follow their hearts, take up space and reclaim their identity as future leaders, game-changers and change-makers".