One of the most anticipated singles of early 2015, Mickey Guyton’s “Better Than You Left Me,” officially shipped to radio today, January 12th. Along with the release of the song, Mickey revealed the accompanying music video, which she has been teasing for the last several days.
Mickey’s debut music video is in perfect synchronization with the lyrics of her breathtaking ballad, indicating that, while she is reminiscent of a past relationship, she is more apt to look forward than in the mental rearview mirror. A simple video that predominantly takes place in her home while sifting through old photos or in a coffee shop with girlfriends, Mickey needn’t rely on the bells and whistles for her first visual project, considering the incredibly strong vocals on the track.
Like the message in “Better Than You Left Me,” Mickey shows the importance of moving on and embracing a stronger woman who emerges from heartache and heartbreak, celebrating independence and the ability to find one’s self after romance fades. The sense of pride especially emanates during performance scenes in the video which show Mickey standing solo, clad in gold or surrounded by golden lights, emitting a happiness surrounding her. With a satisfied smile on her face, Mickey croons the gorgeous chorus:
I’m better than you left me, I’m better than I should be, better than I was when you walked out that door. I’m stronger than the woman, the one that you knew back then, so don’t you think I’ll take you back like every time before. No baby, I don’t think you know me anymore, I’m better than you left me.
This career-starting video for one of Country Music #CMchat’s “15 to Watch in 2015” is a must-see, as it takes an already chill-inducing song and adequately acts out the story behind the script. The portrayal gives listeners the feeling that Mickey is, in fact, a better woman now that she has severed those ties.
Mark our words: this will be one of the biggest debut hits for a female country artist this year, so be prepared to hear the name “Mickey Guyton” along with the likes of the genre’s preceding superstars.