On Friday (Oct. 16), Max Ehrich unveiled his debut single “Afraid,” a piano ballad that breaks down the often scary emotional rollercoaster of falling in love.
“I’m afraid to love you, love you/ Afraid to give in my all/ I’m afraid to love you, love you/ And love you with my whole heart,” he belts in the chorus.
In the accompanying video, he’s seen in a dark room, performing the track while playing the piano, as colorful lights shine on him.
“I hope ‘Afraid’ will help people allow themselves to be vulnerable,” the actor-turned-singer said in a statement to Billboard. “I recorded this song as I was falling in love. It speaks of all the emotions that I was going through at that time. The simplicity of the piano totally brings it home for me. It’s beyond fulfilling to be able to release these feelings in a song.”
Ehrich, who is fresh off the set of the upcoming movie Southern Gospel, is set to release a six-song EP via EXM Productions in early 2021.
Watch the video for “Afraid” below.