When we last caught up with Canadian dream-pop duo Babygirl, band members Kiki Frances and Cameron Bright were teasing their latest collection of songs by performing the Be Still My Heart EP cut “Sore Eyes” on a train platform in their hometown of Toronto. With that EP out in the world now, the duo are back to pair another one of the release’s songs with a visual in which the setting symbolically speaks to the tough relationship issues addressed in the lyrics—in this case, a lonely bedroom pitted against the vastness of space.
“Imagine you were to go outside on a clear night and look up expecting to see your favorite constellations and instead all you saw was pitch black, nothingness, no beauty to behold,” the duo details, explaining the track’s cosmic and existential influence. “When you lose your love, life feels empty and drained of sparkle, lacking in wonder. This song is born of that starless sky metaphor, expressing that life is far less bright when you’re heartbroken.”
While the claustrophobic ennui of the video—in which Frances’ little sister plays her past self—speaks to the track’s bedroom-pop qualities, its narrative illustrates the band’s description of the song: “In this video, Kiki spends her whole life stargazing with relentless, delusional faith that there’s a cosmic miracle waiting in the distance; an eternal search for a star that may never appear.”
Check it out below.