Miss You | Behind The Scenes
Miss You - Louis Tomlinson
Starring: Louis Tomlinson, Calvin Rodgers & Oli Wright
Music by: Louis Tomlinson, Julian Bunetta & Afterhrs
Directed by: James Lees
Louis Tomlinson has certainly struck a chord with fans in the music video for his most recent single, Miss You, which was released on December 8, 2017, and we have now been treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video. Crafted by the experienced hands of James Lees who has worked with the likes of One Republic, DJ Snake, and Lil Dicky, the viewer is taken on a journey of self realisation with an underlying message that has resonated with many; in the cold light of day, is everything actually great, or is it simply a facade and 'maybe I miss you'?
The Miss You video begins with Louis on a roof top, remembering the night before through flashbacks filled with friends, drinks and a seemingly good time, however there is a level of melancholy apparent, even regret.
Miss You is an anecdotal track and the video compliments the story perfectly, adding more depth and insight than the lyrics did on their own. The juxtaposition between the lyrics themselves and the punk-pop inspired guitar riffs mixed with the bright lights is a powerful element on its own.
Louis has said that the intent of the video was to “capture that moment from pure euphoria and then just like, emptiness”, something it does very successfully. In the behind-the-scenes, he also jokes around in his familiar way when asked if he's having a good day: “someone keeps topping off my beer and I’m at work so yeah, I’m enjoying it, it’s a good day”.