The "Take Me Home" singer finds sanctuary in a Los Angeles home in her debut video.
Pop singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha is finally having her solo moment, after fronting a band, co-writing a monster hit single and performing vocals on an EDM smash last year. Best known for her spot on the latter song, Cash Cash's "Take Me Home," the 24-year-old released the lead single from her debut album, "I Can't Stop Drinking About You," earlier this year, and its official music video is premiering right here at Billboard.com:
Directed by Michael Mihail, who helmed Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" cip among other music videos, the "I Can't Stop Drinking About You" video finds the Staten Island native surrounded by empty bottles and not much else, as she remembers the harrowing final moments of a doomed romance. Like the song itself, the video introduces Rexha as a striking pop personality while zeroing in on her most dramatic impulses.
"'I Can't Stop Drinking About You' is about that gut-sinking feeling you get right after your heart's been broken," says Rexha. "I wanted the song to be a snapshot of how someone feels at that exact moment. The video is modest and raw, and I tried to capture that feeling of heart break and the whirlwind of the emotions that come with it: a little bit of anger, frustration, sadness, the craziness, and the fear of the unknown. It's the aftermath of love gone wrong."
After fronting Pete Wentz's side project Black Cards, Rexha decided to go it alone and wrote "The Monster," which was eventually given to Eminem and Rihanna and became a No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 chart. "Take Me Home," from New Jersey-based EDM group Cash Cash, gave Rexha a featured credit and peaked at No. 57 on the Hot 100 while selling 502,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Rexha performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month, and stopped by Billboard's backstage hangout after her set for a Q&A and acoustic performance. Watch the videos below: