Julia Michaels made a name for herself this year with her debut solo single “Issues,” and last week she announced the release of her first “mini-album” Nervous System. Now, the Iowa-raised singer is back in the spotlight with the release of a music video for her sophomore single “Uh Huh.”
Michaels is no new face to the music industry, boasting writing credits for hit songs such as Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” and Selena Gomez‘s “Bad Liar.” But the young songwriter has decided to trek out from the writing room so the world can see the face behind her beautifully crafted lyrics.
The video starts with a candid shot of Michaels and an assumed boyfriend sharing an intimate moment in a cozy living room before jumping into the ’90s-inspired pop song.
“’Uh Huh’ is about wanting the person you want to make the move,” Michaels explains. “He hasn’t yet, so you’re like, ‘Shit, should I just do it myself?’ You don’t know how he feels though. It’s this weird tension. When that move does happen, it’s the most magical and pure feeling in the world. That’s something we can all relate to.”
Watch the “Uh Huh” music video below:
Tune in to The Late Late Show With James Corden on Thursday to catch a performance of “Uh Huh.”