Julia Michaels & Niall Horan’s Emotional “What A Time” Video

Mike Nied | February 7, 2019 10:17 am

Two weeks later, and I am still in awe of Julia Michaels’ impeccable Inner Monologue Part 1. With every release, the songwriter-turned-superstar further proves how much she is capable of. And this was no exception. From the Selena Gomez-assisted “Anxiety,” which shines a much-needed light on mental health, to the equally confessional “Happy,” there is no shortage of quality material on the six-track EP. That includes her gut-wrenching Niall Horan collaboration – “What A Time.” A mournful ode to the end of a relationship, it finds the duet partners stuck in the past. “I think of the night in the park. It was getting dark, and we stayed up for hours,” they coo in harmony. “What a time, what a time, what a time for you and I.”

Julia perfectly illustrates that heartbreak in a newly released “lil baby vid.” Out today, it places her and a partner in a flower-strewn apartment where they appear to be haunted by memories. Although the warmth of their relationship seems to have cooled, they still cling closely to one another. The 25-year-old delivers some truly soul-crushing looks and perfectly captures the difficulty of letting go. Of course, the only thing missing from the video is Niall. It is possible that they have another treatment in mind, hence the “Issues” siren referring to it as a “baby vid.” Another possibility is that this is meant to get us primed for an “Anxiety” release. With nearly 9.5 million Spotify streams, the relatable anthem is rumored to be the EP’s next single.

Either way, Julia’s latest is still more evidence of her star power. Grab a couple tissues and dive into the emotional video below!

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