In Marshmello and Bastille‘s official music video for their collaboration “Happier,” out today (Sept. 24), we watch two best friends go through life together. They’re always there for each other when things are tough. They always have a helping hand (or paw). But not all best friends get to live forever.
It’s a heartwarming, tearjerker of a music video for anyone who’s ever had a furry friend, starring iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove as the teenager in braces. It’s a video concept that hits close to home for the masked producer.
“When Bastille sent me happier for the first time, I was taken aback,” he tweeted. “The amount of emotion that you could feel in the lyrics was crazy. As I listened to the song more and more, it reminded me of so many thing I’ve been through in life; toxic relationships, letting go of things I didn’t want to, and just situations where happiness came with a sacrifice. Recently, I lost my best friend, my companion, my life long friend. I wanted this video to embrace the pain that we feel losing or sacrificing something and the cycle of life that comes with it.”
He continued that he hopes the song helps some people get closure on situations that have them feeling down.
Let the video for “Happier” below be a reminder that things will turn brighter for you with time.