One of my favorite soul-pop artists Erik Hassle unveiled his music video today for “Missing You”, the lead single from his latest album Innocence Lost. The emotionally-charged song was shot on location in Eskilstuna, Sweden and was directed by Alexander Dahl, who worked on Hassle’s previous video for “Stay”. The video shows a heartbroken Hassle singing alone on a stage in an empty hall, the smoke and melancholy-drenched scene echoing the song’s sombre tone perfectly. Check it out below:

With its lush production, lithe guitar, and warm embrace, Erik weaves together a poignant and palpable tale of loss that’s as hypnotic as it is heartbreaking. “It comes from a real story of losing somebody way too early,” he explains. “I sang it one-and-a-half times, because I broke down on the second take. The lyrics speak for themselves.”

Innocence Lost also includes previously released singles like the infectious dance pop “No Words,” the Prince-reminiscent “Pathetic,” and the album’s title track, “Innocence Lost.”

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