Alec Benjamin & Alessia Cara’s Moody “Let Me Down Slowly” Video
Alec Benjamin has a well-deserved hit on his hands with “Let Me Down Slowly.” The vulnerable breakup anthem just cracked the top 50 on Spotify’s daily global chart (40 million streams and climbing fast) and recently became the 24-year-old’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, that success has a little something to do with the inclusion of Alessia Cara on a new version of the song, which makes the subject matter even more universal by introducing a female perspective.
The inherent loneliness of heartache is artfully conveyed in the video. Directed by Jared Hogan, the just-released clip juxtaposes footage of Alec and Alessia singing in dark rooms with scenes of relationships at different stages. Think of it as a before and after in reverse, if you will. “For this… video, we really wanted to keep the overall vision simple but also capture the themes of the song through various relationships,” the rising star told Complex. “It was freezing and rainy on set but we had a great time shooting the video and hope everyone likes it!”
Watch Alec and Alessia’s suitably emo visual below. This is going to be a very big song by the start of spring.