I love this song and video. It’s got good lyrics, tells a story, and the music is haunting and hypnotic.
In short, this song gives me all the feels.
This is the kind of music that makes me want to go clubbing again and lose myself to the beat on the dancefloor, fuelled on by a few rum & Cokes.
It Ain’t Me is moody, yet summery and upbeat. And now it’s right up there with my summer favourites of recent years like “Firestone” by Kygo, “Waves” by Mr. Probz , and “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies. (All these videos will be posted at the end of this post.)
All these songs swept me up in a wave of nostalgia the first time I heard them, making me think of summers of earlier years, and even some summer nights that only happened in my imagination.
“Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep?
Who’s waking up to drive you home when you’re drunk and all alone?
Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
It ain’t me”
In the video we get a glimpse into the man’s subconscious, walking with him through his dreamlike state while his girlfriend sings of his alcohol abuse and the ending of their relationship. Halfway through she decides to stop sitting by his hospital bed in despair and starts to dance, sharing the music with him, drawing him back to the land of the living. The cinematography is gorgeous, from the blue “in between realm”, to the green smoke, and the fairy lights in the forest. The choreography is also exquisite.