Canadian indie-pop singer-songwriter Astrid Tanton has unleashed her new single, “Love You”, along with a video to accompany the release.
Fresh from her debut album, From My Eyes, Tanton’s vocals soar as she sings with the clear-voiced honesty of feeling (metaphorically) bruised by a relationship rotting from the inside, all amid velvety synth and full-bodied piano.
You’ve got me beat up and bruised
I crash into you
Another night, another fight
What should I do?
Because I just want to love you
“This song came from learning to navigate love and relationships,” Tanton says. “Being young and falling in love is completely idealized by society, when it can be really difficult. This song focuses on the fear of being vulnerable and trusting someone to be careful with your heart.
“Love isn’t easy, but nothing worth it ever comes easy.”
That vulnerability is conveyed in both the song and the video concept.
“It was to be very stripped back, and focus on the words and emotions of the song,” she shares of the process. “I’ve done a lot of super fun, high-energy videos, so this song and video was a chance for me to do something different; something less polished and rawer.”
Check out “Love You” below, and if you like what you hear, be sure to check out her album, From My Eyes, because she states each song from the album is as confessional as “Love You”.
“I really wanted to let people into what has shaped me into the singer/songwriter and young woman I am today,” Tanton says. “Each song recalls and explores a pivotal event in my self-growth.
“From My Eyes means a lot to me,” she continues. “Not just as a singer, but as a woman being vulnerable and open about experiences that weren’t always easy but made me stronger.”
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