Astrid Tanton copes with rejection and heartache in her powerful new single and video Love You — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest track off the Toronto singer-songwriter’s upcoming debut album From My Eyes, the anthemic Love You captures the singer-songwriter at her most open and honest, baring her heart and soul atop a lushly orchestrated sonic landscape of full-bodied piano, strings, horns and tympani.
“This song came from learning to navigate love and relationships,” Tanton says. “Being young and falling in love is completely idealized by society, when it can be really difficult. This song focuses on the fear of being vulnerable and trusting someone to be careful with your heart. Love isn’t easy, but nothing worth it ever comes easy.”
That vulnerability is conveyed in both the song and the video. “It was to be very stripped back, and focus on the words and emotions of the song,” she shares. “I’ve done a lot of super fun, high-energy videos, so this song and video was a chance for me to do something different; something less polished and rawer.”
At 19, Tanton is already an accomplished artist, writer, and producer. Having loved music from a young age (Eye Of The Tiger was a favourite at age three), she began writing with her musician brother at age 11, making it was clear to everyone that music would always rule her life.
Each song on From My Eyes is as confessional as Love You. “I really wanted to let people into what has shaped me into the singer-songwriter and young woman I am today,” Tanton says. “Each song recalls and explores a pivotal event in my self-growth. From My Eyes means a lot to me. Not just as a singer, but as a woman being vulnerable and open about experiences that weren’t always easy but made me stronger.”