Dreamy yet punchy, Felicity Light debuts in style with “Need You to Stay”, one of the most relatable love songs of the year.
Though the song was written in 2017, the topic hits particularly close to home for couples in 2020. Detailing the hardships of a long-distance relationship, “Need You to Stay” was written after Light was on a cruise ship.
“I wrote the song in my cabin while sailing around Alaska” Light shared, “after my boyfriend had left the ship and returned to his home on the other side of the world.”
The couple spent six months apart before finally getting their happy ending and are still together today, providing a hopeful outlook for couples forced apart by a variety of circumstances, including the varying degrees of lockdown across the world.
‘When you’re gone, I need you more,‘ Light sings over a fun, spirited beat, ‘I’m counting the days.’
Musically, ‘Need You to Stay’ is the kind of song we all need right now: upbeat, lighthearted, and merry. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to move, that makes you want to smile, and the visuals for the track only add to that.
The music video for “Need You to Stay” provides the perfect complement to this Sydney-based pop princess. Embodying a glittery dream sequence, the visuals, which were created by Can’t Be Stopped Productions, for the track portray Light as the bright star that she is. It’s quirky and so uniquely Light, her personality shines through, proving her to be a force to be reckoned with.
“Need You to Stay” is filled with as many bright colors as it is bright beats. When Light sings and dances in the video – all against a backdrop of vibrant shades of pinks, yellows, and blues – her moves and enthusiasm is contagious, and you’ll want to move along with her.
Felicity Light is a serious artist, but the video for “Need You to Stay” proves that you don’t have to take yourself too seriously in your art to be a force. It’s fun and full of energy the world could use more of.