Just under a month after Alessia Cara and Alec Benjamin released their fresh take on Benjamin’s breakthrough single “Let Me Down Slowly,” the pair are once again pulling heartstrings in the song’s emotional music video.
The video is set in an abandoned house, with Benjamin and Cara taking turns sitting and reflecting on heartbreak. Whether or not you’ve been in their shoes, the pain and vulnerability can be felt right through the screen.
In contrast to Benjamin and Cara’s evident sorrow, the video shines a brief light on better days, flashing through intimate moments shared between various couples—heartfelt kisses in bedrooms, backseats, and arcades. Reminiscing of course makes their newfound loneliness strike an even deeper chord.
The already powerful video also serves as a reminder that “love is love” as it features multiple same-sex couples. The diversity is refreshing to see and enables Cara and Benjamin to connect with a wider audience, while also providing an accurate depiction of love in 2019.
Dropping the “Let Me Down Slowly” video is the cherry on top of a big week for Cara. She celebrated the three-year anniversary of her debut single “Here” being No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts and released tickets for her upcoming The Pains of Growing tour.
As for Benjamin, he’s currently on the road in support of his EP, Narrated For You, with U.S. and Canadian dates starting in March. We’re looking forward to seeing who taps the other first for a surprise “Let Me Down Slowly” live performance—here’s hoping someone will get us video footage of it, too.