19-year-old singer-songwriter Louis Knight takes a mature and nostalgic look at the past in his latest music video for “Just Kiss Me.”
The British native shared that this song and the video were inspired by the memories that resonated when dealing with the aftermath of a long-term relationship. “I started writing this song going into my senior year of high school and I had just gotten out of this very long relationship. I hadn’t really hung out or spent time with my friends in a long time so we went down to the beach in Jersey and I really wanted to capture that moment. That’s kinda why this video looks back at this past relationship and intercuts with different scenes.”
The video begins with Knight looking pensively at a polaroid picture of himself and an absent woman. After breaking out of this daydream, viewers are shown Knight on a stage, playing an intimate show for his friends and fans. His smooth, warm vocals guide us through the story of his previous relationship with intercut scenes of him and the girl in the photo spending their days and nights together at the beach.
The visuals are full of heartwarming moments that coincide with Knight’s carefully crafted lyrics, especially poignant lines like, “We’ve intertwined our souls.” This leaves us all the more heartbroken when we see the couple part and all the more relieved when we see their reunion in the “present” at Knight’s performance. With its captivating storytelling and alluring instrumentation and vocals, “Just Kiss Me” is a strong indicator of Knight’s ability to be an unapologetically vulnerable and honest musician.
This music video marks the beginning of an era for Knight. This fall the singer will be releasing his debut EP, Small Victories, which will touch on topics like relationships, loss, suicide, and hope. His next single, “Change,” is due to be released this September before the release of the full EP.
“I first started writing songs when I was fourteen,” shared Knight. “I think since then I’ve made leaps and bounds with my songwriting, and this EP that is coming out in the fall is full of very diverse tracks. I’m really excited for people to hear them all, and I hope that the messages in the tracks resonate with people.”
Check out Louis Knight’s music video for “Just Kiss Me” below!