Over the past few years, Carli J Myers has been working hard as she makes a name for herself in the local music space. After a handful of hits, the popstar returns with a catchy new single titled ‘Know You Better’ which has been racing up various radio charts over the past few weeks. Now, she’s premiered the track’s official music video – and commands attention.
‘Know You Better’ is Carli’s first single off her series of Canadian collaborations. Carli recently traveled to Toronto to work with songwriters and producers who have worked with the likes of Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Fall Out Boy, amongst others. This single was written by Carli alongside Canadian writer and producer Adam Royce and expands on Carli’s fun, spunky approach to pop music.
Now, the star had premiered the track’s official music video – and its some of the best work we’ve seen from the singer to date. Shot in the heart of Johannesburg at Victoria Yards and in Maboneng, the music video captures the rawness and realness of downtown Joburg and casts it against the intensity and elation of falling in love. Male lead Jarryd Nurden and Carli sweep across the sun-setting skyline dancing in silhouettes of sultry abandon as they get to know each other better.
The dance scenes had Carli revisit her youth as she had to let go and dance like no-one was watching. As she says, “There were many moments during the shoot where the director said to me, we are going to play the song and you just dance and forget we are watching. Letting go of my inhibitions was so much more fun than I imagined, and I ended up throwing my head back and allowing the moments simply to come alive.”
Meanwhile, Carli explains that the song “is about falling in and out of love. It’s a journey from the initial sparks that ignite the relationship to all the thrills and temptations along the way to finally becoming somewhat less enchanted and captivated as you get to know someone better.” Carli adds, “This song is about finding clarity and confidence through the journey and simply enjoying the ride,”.
Watch the music video here:
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