Carly Pearce + Lee Brice’s ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ Music Video Tells a Split-Screen Story [WATCH]
Carly Pearce's stirring duet with Lee Brice, "I Hope You're Happy Now," got its own split-screen music video on Wednesday (Nov. 20). It enhances an already vivid story-song, which Pearce co-wrote with Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana.
“I immediately connected with the emotions and Carly’s story on my first listen to the song," says video director Sam Siske in a press release. "Both parts of the duet tell their own side of the story, and the split screen narrative felt like the right device to use for the video. Carly and Lee were open to trying something different and made the entire process a really fun and collaborative experience.”
Pearce's comments about "I Hope You're Happy Now" tease that the song addresses life before marrying fellow country star Michael Ray. She says she cried the first time she watched the song's new video.
"It is as real and honest as the "Every Little Thing" video was for me," Pearce reflects, hearkening back to her debut single. "This song is so personal, and I wanted the visual to truly reflect that part of my story. I feel like this song is the closing piece to this chapter in my life, so the ending is bittersweet, but it leaves things on a positive note. If I were to run into this person today, my hope is that things would play out exactly how the video ends.”
Brice, meanwhile, enjoyed helping Pierce bring the song to life as her duet partner and video co-star. "Singing with her is natural," he says. "This one was so fun to shoot!”
"I Hope You're Happy Now" is the second single from Piearce's forthcoming sophomore album, and follows her previous single, "Closer to You." The self-titled project is due out on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14).
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