On 23/01/2020, English singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin released her new music video for an old song ‘Miss You’. Having originally recorded the song for an EP in 2016, Aplin revamped the song in a collaborative single with Scottish artist Nina Nesbitt earlier this month. The single was put out with the purpose of promoting Aplin’s third studio album ‘Dear Happy’, which also features the original version of ‘Miss You’.
The ‘Miss You 2′ music video has gained over 50,000 views and sends an empowering message to viewers and listeners. In the video, we see partners arguing, cheating, and making up with each other in moody scenes. Not only is the collaboration by two female artists, of which the singer believes there should be more of, but the video is representative without being dramatic. Fans have been having fun guessing at what the video concept is.
You and Gabrielle represent the inner voice/consciousness of the two girls in the relationship. Hence why @GabrielleAplin and the girl here are both wearing a leather jacket and red top. It also explains why Gabi disappears from the chair in the café. I might be way wrong pic.twitter.com/nRaiW0T8Mp
— Laura (@Vendetta_swift) January 23, 2020
Aplin said “I’ve always wanted to work with Nina, and it’s so nice to have a female duet because I hate that the first thing people say is: ‘What guy will we get on this?’ “. Clearly the fans want more female collaborations as well, since the track has almost reached 3 million streams. The 27-year-old has always been vocal about equal opportunity and representation, and how fitting that many popular award shows have received backlash in 2020 for allowing female creators to be overlooked – the BRIT Awards, for example.
‘Dear Happy’ was named Radio 2’s ‘Album of the Week’ last week, and has received lots of praise from all listeners. So much praise, that Aplin will be touring across the UK, Ireland and Europe through March and April. The UK & Ireland segment of the tour will include a sold out show in Glasgow, a gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, and one in Dublin. In the European tour segment, six dates and six venues will be played; these include Berlin, Cologne, and Paris.
Long-time friend to Aplin, Nina Nesbitt is an accomplished artist in her own right, with two top 40 singles and 2 successful studio albums. But when the two of them worked together, they both reached new heights.
Aplin began her career posting cover videos on YouTube, but her popularity truly took off in 2012 when she recorded the John Lewis Christmas advert, covering ‘The Power of Love’ originally by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Nesbitt was featured on the John Lewis advert a year later, in 2013, singing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Stop’. The artist toured her most recent album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ in 2019, and therefore she currently has no plans to tour again, presumably until her next album has been recorded and released.