2017 was a career-defining year for Denver’s Nick Miller. The melodic bass producer released his sophomore album, Awake, climbed to the major festival main stage, and won “Remix of the Year” at the inaugural Electronic Music Awards. To kick off the new year, Illenium has already announced performances at Coachella, BUKU Music + Arts Project, and EDC México, and has just released a stunning music video to accompany his powerful break-up ballad, “Crawl Outta Love,” featuring Annika Wells.
The video features a series of breathtaking drone shots and aesthetic themes that fans will recognize from Miller’s album artwork. Set deep within a forest off the coast, the journey begins with a young girl and a hooded figure. While their exact relationship is left up to viewers to interpret, their connection seems to highlight the throes of navigating a toxic relationship. As mystical fog rolls in so as to capture the track’s somber tone, the visual and metaphorical elements — thunderstorms, climbing mountains, running into the light — highlights the song’s message of letting go, leaving someone behind, and mustering the strength to move on from a tattered past.