Tay Iwar’s excellent debut album, ‘GEMINI’, solidified him as an artist with the supreme ability to mine the complexities of falling in love and maintaining relationships. Since its release in March 2019, the critically acclaimed album has become something of a cult classic, and Tay seems to be on the same page with listeners, refusing to abandon promotional efforts over a year later.
The singer has just dropped the music video for “MONICA”, a clear standout that’s exemplary of Tay’s ability to portray and untangle the messiness of modern connections. Skating over a hypnotic and gently booming beat, Tay pieces together the details of a toxic relationship where he tries his best to be the support system for a love interest, but that only ends up exacerbating his own personal issues. “I fell in love with you and I almost died”, Tay sings, loading that memorable line with a vivid representation of his trauma.
The new video for “MONICA” brings Tay’s narrative to life in gripping, cinematic fashion. With gripping and striking aesthetics, we see Tay and most of the other on-screen cast in black outfits during a wedding ceremony, perhaps alluding to the idea that the union is doomed from the start.
Watch the video for “MONICA” here.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Tay Iwar
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