ManCrush: Yanni Burton
Yanni Burton turns the spotlight on his own struggles of letting go and moving on from past relationships in his new single and music video, A Part of Me.
“I have a history of getting lost in memories and emotions…” explains Yanni. “To the point where I become consumed with panic, anxiety and I can’t function properly or move on with my life.”
Produced by Yanni in collaboration with Tiger Darrow, the song contains a dreamy, trippy soundscape underpinned by a dark and emotional intensity without sacrificing its pop sensibility.
“As heavy as the lyrics may seem, I still want listeners to have fun, dance a little and let loose…” says Yanni. “I hope to inspire a sense of celebration that comes with gaining freedom from the mistakes of our past.”
Filmed by Brian Thomas and dancer/choreographer Cassidy Noblett, the music video for A Part of Me depicts the madness and dream-like world Yanni sings about in the song. It was shot in a black box with UV lights.
“The idea was to turn off the lights and to expose the marks left behind from previous relationships…” explains Yanni. “Marks that you can’t physically see but the illusions and fantasies that still linger in the mind.”