You’ll need to sit down for this one! Our favorite artists Alesso and Marshmello are back with a stripped version of their recent single ‘Chasing Stars,’ and we can’t stop drooling over James Bay and his guitar! There’s already so much to unwrap from this new musical delivery, but first, treat your ears to the beautiful melody here!
There aren’t enough words to describe how big a visual and sonic treat ‘Chasing Stars (Stripped)’ is. A stunning retreat from the original dancey beats, this version delivers James’s raw, captivating vocals coupled with his earnest guitar work. The lack of any other instrumentation perfectly sets the track’s mood of warm nostalgia. And frankly, what else do we need when we have James and his guitar? We’ll passionately carry this song to our long drives, daydreams, playlists, beaches, and bathrooms! We’ll shed a tear or two as well, thanks to the emotive lyrics and just how good James sounds on this!
Watch The Acoustic Captured Down By The Sea Here!
The visual for ‘Chasing Stars (Stripped)’ is equally dreamlike! Shot quite literally down by the sea, the MV highlights our favorite boy James delivering a spellbinding performance amidst the gentle waves of the ocean shore. The video, directed by Jake Jelicich, opens with James strumming the guitar and captivating our hearts with his voice, surrounded by a pair of shelves stacked high with VHS tapes. Watch below:
In a callback to the original, the video for ‘Chasing Stars (Stripped)’ also features several stylized posters displaying images of Alesso and Marshmello. James is also leaning against a similar video-store counter, with his feet submerged in the ocean. The sound of seagulls and crashing waves are such a lovely addition to the theme as well. It is a brilliant reimagination of an alternate reality to the original MV, and we are so in love with it!
What are your thoughts on ‘Chasing Stars (Stripped)?’ Did you find any lyrics you could relate to? We know we did! Tell us everything in the comments, or hit us up on Twitter @TheHoneyPop, Facebook, or Instagram.
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Featured Image Source: Kevin Young