Calvin Harris is back at it with more smooth visuals and groovy beats! Just last week he released the music video for “Faking It,” featuring Kehlani and Lil Yachty. The song was originally released with the rest of his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 in late June, but with all of the success of that album Harris decided to release “Faking It” as its own single, which was then shortly followed by an official music video.
The setting of the video takes place in a cool, blue, futuristic world. Kehlani starts the song off strong with her sweet vocals, which add a little warmth to the aesthetic of the cold and dark visuals. She sits in the middle of an ice palace, wearing a ginormous wintry gown as she serenades the camera. She confesses her feelings towards an ex, claiming that he’s “Just a little bit better at faking it than me baby.” She then goes on to discuss all of the tension in their relationship as she sings, “And I say I’m okay but I guess I’m a liar, you say you’re okay but I saw that you liked it/ 2 AM and faded, I know that’s when you like it/ Know that’s when you miss me, know that’s when you’re crying.” These lyrics perfectly match up with the stormy yet surreal landscape depicted in the video.
About halfway through the song, Calvin makes a spontaneous appearance as he casually plays the piano in the background of Kehlani’s close-up shots. Lil Yachty then comes in with his verse about the nostalgia he feels when thinking about his ex. In his final moments of the video, he is shown smashing a sledgehammer into the melting ice palace. To wrap up the scene, Kehlani confidently strolls out of the winter storm as the palace behind her begins to crumble.
Just a week after releasing this captivating music video, Harris already has over 6 million views on YouTube! “Faking It” is delightfully catchy and super aesthetically pleasing, which is why you should check it out ASAP!