Buzzing pop songstress Julia MichaelsÂ uncovers the music video for her breakthrough debut single â€œIssuesâ€ today on VEVO.
Directed by Tabitha Denholm [Florence + the Machine, Haim, Jessie J, Of Monsters and Men], the clip tells a cinematic story evocative of the songâ€™s emotional lyrics and the artistâ€™s powerful delivery.Â
About the visual, JuliaÂ comments, “In the ‘ISSUES’ video, I’m going through flashbacks from the night before with my boyfriend after waking up alone. Iâ€™m reflecting on the issues we have, but also remembering the great moments, and how much we love each other too.â€
After solidifying herself as one of pop musicâ€™s most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of BillboardÂ Hot 100 hits alongsideÂ Justin Tranterâ€”including inescapable smashes likeÂ Justin Bieberâ€™sÂ â€œSorry,â€Â Selena Gomezâ€™sÂ â€œGood for Youâ€Â [feat.Â A$AP Rocky],Â Hailee Steinfeldâ€™sÂ â€œLove Myself,â€Â and more, Julia MichaelsÂ is poised for her first big hit as a solo artist.Â Â
â€œIssuesâ€ is quickly shaping up to be one of the yearâ€™s defining pop anthems. Itâ€™s rapidly ascending the Top 15 at Top 40 Radio, with global consumption crossing 1 million. JuliaÂ has become the first new artist of the year whose debut single has reached 100 million streams.
The song entered the Top 10 on Spotifyâ€™s Global Top 50 Chart and Top 15 on the US Top 50 Chart following its debut at #1 on the US Viral 50 Chart and #4 on the Global Viral Chart. The song has also reached the Top 5 of iTunes Top Pop Songs Chart, and Top 15 of the Overall Top Songs Chart.Â Whatâ€™s more, the single is Top 10 on iTunes in over 15 markets worldwide, and has received platinum certification status in Australia, Sweden, and Norway.
JuliaÂ also just garnered a nomination for â€œThe Freshest- Best New Artistâ€ at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards April 29. This marks her first nod at the show.
Keep up with Julia Michaels by following her on Twitter at @imjmichaels and watch the music video for “Issues” below.