There is no universal handbook when it comes to dealing with heartbreak. For some, continuing about your days as normal can be helpful. But for some, including up-and-coming pop singer Kisos, curling up in bed and letting your emotions out is just what needs to be done.
That’s exactly what happens in Kisos’ new video for “Happily Ever After,” premiering on Billboard today (May 7). In the video, filmed by Adam Ouellette, the artist sings about the pain of losing his lover as he moves through his apartment, dealing with the fallout of his relationship. “Your negativity, my codependency/ Now that we realize what went wrong/ Can we move on happily?” he asks.
In an interview with Billboard, Kisos revealed that many of the sets and props for his new video are the actual locations of his heartbreak. The bed in the video, for example, belongs to a different ex-boyfriend (and now friend) of his, where he spent days dealing with the breakup the song talks about. “It’s also where I literally/figuratively beat myself up over the ex after him, running to John (his friend and former boyfriend) for comfort when I couldn’t sleep alone,” he says
Making the video as authentic as possible was important to the singer; he says that he used real objects from his life as props in order to create a relatable experience for his audience. “I’m not kidding when I say I wanted to make the most honest visual, even if it’s embarrassing!” he says. “I’ll show the vulnerable parts of myself if it helps others feel less alone or ashamed.”
“Happily Ever After” (produced by Kisos & Kyle Patrick) is Kisos’ first single off of his upcoming EP Sweet Nothings, which he refers to as “music to break your heart and heal your soul.” The new project will reflect similar themes to his latest song, as he says is reflected in the title. “The [EP’s] title was inspired by the betrayal I felt in this relationship, fighting so hard for something sweet that turns out to be nothing,” he says. “It’s a grim spin on the original saying, but who doesn’t love dramatics!”
Check out Kisos’ new video for “Happily Ever After” below: