Although he started his singing career by covering other artists’ songs on YouTube, singer Sam Tsui has made it clear that he has his own voice and his own talent. Since 2013, the star has been releasing his own original music to his legion of 3 million YouTube subscribers, showing his vocal ability.
But in the new video for his song “Carousel,” Tsui takes yet another step forward, trading in vocal showmanship for a moving display of emotion. The video shows clips of Tsui throughout his life, from early childhood to his early days as a performer, while he sings about the continuous nature of life. “I’m spinning in circles, get lost in the blur of the/Colors and crowds, the ups and the downs,” he sings.
In the description of the video, Tsui explains that the song is a reflection of the path of his own life. “This whole album means so much to me, but this song in particular is one that resonated especially deeply while writing it,” he wrote. “The song is about the wild ride that its life – at times beautiful, dizzying, scary, dazzling – and for the music video I really wanted to reflect on my own life and journey so far.”
Check out the full video for Sam Tsui’s “Carousel” below: