The Chainsmokers and Halsey have finally released the music video for their hit track “Closer” today, and it’s actually one of the better music videos that have come out this year – at least for EDM. It’s nothing like Sia’s incredibly artistic music video for “Elastic Heart,” but the emotional content is still there.
You can tell from the lyrics what the video would be about before you even see it, but the direction of the video is pretty stunning, as well. I don’t remember the last time that I’ve seen a music video that was able to actually build suspense like this one did. By the time the drop came around, I was already screaming internally, “JUST KISS ALREADY.”
Drew is a decent enough actor in the video, portraying loss and emptiness with relative ease. Halsey, too, conveys heartache and frustration, likely through personal experience.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think.