“This time is the last time I’ll be acting like a landmine.”
These are the lyrics that open Nya’s latest video offering, “Love You To Death” — and whether you want to believe them is up to you. In the clip, we watch Nya, languid and glamourous, delivering emotions with a grace that contradicts the intensity of the words. This is not a song about healthy love. Rather, Nya dives into the dangerous territory that love has the potential to lead to.
The music brings timelessly smooth vocals together with thoroughly modern production. Voices layer up, then break solo, all while a beat thrums like a summer breeze. The genre evokes festival season, but the content reminds of autumn’s piles of fallen leaves. This is particularly true as we watch Nya set out into the forest to set fire to reminders of the end of a relationship.
Overall, the video leans on aesthetic shots that set and match the tone of the song, but if you wait until the end you might be surprised by a narrative twist. Try playing it again; see how those opening lyrics resonate now.