TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MENTIONS THE TOPIC OF MISCARRIAGE THOUGH NOT IN GREAT DETAIL
We’re no strangers to James Arthur and his unfathomable ability to write songs so raw and emotional that we feel the effects of his majestic voice and haunting lyrics in the deepest bits of our souls. His music videos are just as striking and powerful, but his latest video for his latest single, ‘Emily,’ has sent us into a spiral of uncontrollable feelings.
The day the song was released, we had it on repeat, and if you think we were crying then, you should see us now. It’s no secret that ‘Emily‘ is a song to James’ future daughter, if he has one, and that is enough of a reason for us to cry right there. James Arthur a Dad? Please, give us strength for those precious moments. The music video is heart-stopping, hold-your-breath-in-anticipation, real, and raw as we watch the cycle of James’ life play out. From touring and being the “rolling stone” he refers to himself as, to seeing him falling in love with his “wife,” the pregnancy, and unfortunately, we see them go through a miscarriage, which is one of the hardest things a person can go through when happily and anxiously anticipating a tiny little bundle of joy.
In the end, however, we see the daughter he always dreamed of, and if we weren’t sobbing before (SPOILER ALERT: we were), we sure are now. Getting to see him interact with the cutest little girl in existence does nothing to stop these tears from flowing either. Could this be any more adorable yet emotionally heart-wrenching at the same time?! The answer is no, no, it couldn’t. We love everything about this, including how people can relate to the story he tells with the breathtaking song and cinematic visuals. It’s perfection.
If you haven’t gotten to watch this masterpiece yet, check it out below!
We are speechless, but we usually are when we watch James Arthur videos. ‘Emily’ is high on our list of the most powerful ones he’s ever produced, and we are glad to be a part of something so beautiful. He never disappoints us, and we will be here supporting him through more singles and videos to come! If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to stream the new single here and pre-save his upcoming album It’ll All Make Sense In The End here!
What do you think of the video for ‘Emily?’ Did it make you as emotional as it did us? Which of James Arthur’s latest singles is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
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Featured Image Source: Screenshot from the ‘Emily’ official music video