While millions were introduced to Wesley Stromberg via Emblem3 — the rowdy, raeggae-rock trio that broke out on The X Factor and scored a top 10 album on the Billboard 200 — the 23-year-old West Coast singer is showcasing a new side of himself as a solo star, by teaming up with producer Alek Fin for his most mature and intriguing work to date.
Billboard is proud to premiere the video for “If Only,” the singer and producer‘s new visual for their atmospheric, future-R&B single that further establishes Stromberg from his reality-show roots.
Watch the drama-like story of a couple getting into a bloody car accident with Wesley reflecting on times with his beau in a slew of dreamlike nature scenes, all pairing nicely with the airy, falsetto-led cut. Check out the video shot by AwesomenessTV (the YouTube-focused media channel that works with creators like Meg DeAngelis, Hunter March, Joydyn Jones, the Merrell Twins and more) below:
“‘If Only’ is a track about being grateful for what you have while you have it, and appreciating every moment this life brings you,” Stromberg and Fin tell Billboard. “We wanted a video to reflect that in an impactful way. When AwesomenessTV reached out and wanted to collaborate on a video, we knew ‘If Only’ was the choice. We brought them the concept and they took it to another level! The idea of approaching the video as a short film featuring our track, rather than the more classic formula was something that really resonated with us.”
The new track is taken from Stromberg and Fin’s upcoming Sy?na EP which will stay in line with “If Only” by adding an accessible pop flavor to Fin’s future-R&B production style.