Ryan Star Video Exclusive: Watch The 'Bullet' Premiere

Ryan Star photographed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2014.
Meredith Truax

Earlier this year, alt-rock mainstay Ryan Star returned with Angels + Animals, a new album highlighted by the reflective single "Bullet." Check out the official music video to "Bullet," premiering exclusively on Billboard.com, below:



Directed by Joshua Butler, the sprawling "Bullet" video finds Star wandering the streets of New York City and an deserted beach as memories of a romance whizz by. At nearly nine minutes long, the "Bullet" video never lets up, giving Star the visual space to unpack his story.

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"Art inspires art inspires art," says Star. "It's my favorite part of the flow here in my world. I met Joshua Butler because he was moved by my song 'Losing Your Memory' and placed it into one of his episodes of The Vampire Diaries. It was a beautiful scene and made me a great amount of new fans.  We have since become very close friends -- through many great conversations and drinks we spoke about the next piece of our creative friendship.  He so generously volunteered his talent and passion to capture something more real and raw from me in music video land."

The Brooklyn native has had his music featured on shows like The Vampire Diaries and Lie To Me, and has opened for artists like Imagine Dragons and Bon Jovi. His last full-length, 11:59, was released in 2010.