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Time Feels Frozen at a House Party in Jake Miller's Video For 'Parties'

Jake Miller
Mark Singerman

Jake Miller

Though most house parties are infused with youthful exuberance and glorious misadventures, for some, these wild nights make it hard to ignore the sobering effect of coming down from a high or the harrowing feeling of being alone in a crowd. 

In Jake Miller’s new video for “Parties” shot by Edgar Esteves, the pop singer illustrates the challenge of finding enjoyment in what should be an effortlessly exciting night. Because Miller continues to run into a woman who he’s fallen out of a relationship with, it's as if time has stopped and he finds himself haunted by memories of their past while struggling to embrace the present. 

Miller explained, "This song/music video means a lot to me. This was the first song I ever wrote and produced completely by myself. I wrote every lyric, created the beat, and recorded the vocals all in my bedroom. The song is very raw and emotional because that's how I was feeling at the time. I was afraid to walk into a party and see my ex with someone else, so I decided I'd rather just stop going to parties and instead stay home and make music. The video was shot at an actual party that my friend threw just for the music video. Having everyone frozen in the video represents me being at the party but not being fully present. Not wanting to be there, not engaging in much conversation, and just wishing I was home."

“Parties” appears on Miller’s new album 2:00am in LA, which follows up his 2016 EP OVERNIGHT

Watch the music video for “Parties” below:

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