Carly Thomas Releases New Music Video “Stay With Me”
On her latest single “Stay With Me”, singer-songwriter Carly Thomas navigates the twists and turns of a seemingly infinite healing road, contemplating heartbreak, and searching for inspiration and answers in equal doses. Currently based in London, Ont. Carly Thomas is an accomplished singer/songwriter who was born in Thailand and raised in Argentina, France, and various parts of North America. Aside from her powerful lyrics, Thomas’ music is characteristic of various sub-genres including modern folk, rock, and country.
The track, which Thomas describes as “what vulnerability looks like in relationships”, is a delicate, minimalist Americana-inspired ballad in the vein of Phoebe Bridgers and is the first single from Thomas’ forthcoming album Behind The Ficus, due out in the Fall of 2021. As she confronts painful truths to move her body and soul forward, heightened emotions linger at the surface as she finds her way. Writing “Stay With Me” was a cathartic way of unfolding some tucked away emotions,” she explains. “It’s about fighting those internal walls we build up along the way. It felt like an honest introspection on how I desperately wanted to be held after a hard night and trying to resist sabotaging a new love with past pain. There’s a huge vulnerability in truly showing who you are to someone over and over, and there’s a weight that comes with it that can be exhausting.”
The music video for the single, which was shot in Vancouver, offers an unfiltered look at the singer-songwriter, helping highlight the song’s raw emotion.
“I wanted the video to be a simple, straightforward snapshot of who I am not only as an artist but as a human being. I wanted to show the scars on my arm which dates back to my adolescence, to acknowledge that struggles with mental health are real and common. Music is what helped me overcome and move forward”.
The award-winning artist has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S., and Europe, sharing the stage with musical peers such as Jenn Grant, Matthew Barber, and Great Lake Swimmers. Whether she is playing to 30 people in a coffee house or thousands with her band on a festival stage, she has a way of pulling people in and taking them on a unique musical journey. “Stay With Me” is a snapshot of an artist in bloom, push ing herself to be her best as she feels anything but.
If you like what you hear you can catch Carly in her hometown of London, Ontario at the London Brewing Company on July 23. For more info and to find more of her music, visit www.carlythomas.com