Myer Clarity lives up to his name in the video for his melancholy new single Love Me When I’m High — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Illustrated by a delicately somber and intimately inviting cinematic video that invites listeners into his world, the song traces the Toronto producer, hip-hop artist, and singer/songwriter’s decidedly lonely journey on his road to recovery following a decade of substance abuse.
“I wanted to create space for introversion and sobriety to be seen as mysterious and sexy,” Clarity says. “There aren’t really any records like that out there for people like me to relate to. I thought, ‘I guess I’ll make some.’ ”
Directed by Aaron Sambey with input from visual artist Sean Mundy, Myer and Love Me When I’m High deliver an all-encompassing experience as his raspy storytelling, dynamic genre-hopping, and authentic experience paint a haunting picture worth far more than 1,000 words.
The new single offers a taste of his forthcoming album Not Afraid of the Dark. Featuring guest production from Justice League and Ghost, the project is slated for release mid-2020 and features a “more polished, less aggressive” and increasingly focused Myer.
Born Myer Hyman-Lord to a French-Canadian mother and Jewish father, the 27-year-old multi-talented artist and producer began saving his lunch money at age 12 to invest in learning audio-engineering and music early. He put out five EPs in his teens, while his 2012 breakout single Meet Me @ The Park and his album B.Y.O.B. garnered national attention — as did the collaborative disc We Are The Aliens in 2017, and his solo albums Not All Heroes Wear Capes Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 in 2018 and 2019.
Despite his success, Myer arm-wrestled with addiction, suffering three near-death experiences on tour. “I admitted my struggles with drugs and alcohol, and went to my first AA meeting in June of 2018. I haven’t touched a drop since.” It’s that clarity — literally and figuratively — that fuels Myer’s fire now. “Hell hath no fury like a focused Myer Clarity.”