The complexity of relationships is a personal thing; something that is different for every person who experiences it. And yet, trying to find the root of such raw and powerful feelings, the tension and the excitement, has fascinated artists and audiences alike for as long as there has been art. Parker Polhill is here with his personal take on a relationship that almost works, that should work, but there’s something not quite right.
“How the hell are we not wasted,” he sings. “I don’t know how to make it home. It’s so complicated. We just can’t leave it alone.” What begins as an acoustic and emotional track expands with a hyper-modern beat. By halfway through there’s so much texture, you could live in it. The clip adds to the ever-increasing tension by bathing the two characters, Parker and Anna Marie, in stark red and blue lighting. They each look pained, stressed, and separate. The video is careful to save the moment of contact for last, when she finally breaks the tension and texts him: “We should be wasted.”
Parker Polhill began his music career by posting covers to SoundCloud, but now — with his fans in tow — he is releasing original material, and it does not disappoint. To hear more from this up and coming artist, check out his SoundCloud page, Facebook, and Website. You can also follow him on Twitter.