Photo Credit: Mariah Hamilton (@goodgirlnoproblem)
By Alissa Arunarsirakul // April 30, 2020
After years of posting YouTube covers, Alex Porat began writing original songs that have only recently seen the light of day. With a youthful aura and magnetic personality, Porat stands out from the crowd with ease. Once again, Porat makes it nearly impossible to not love her intimate songwriting with her touching new single, “happy for you.”
On “happy for you,” Alex Porat reflected,
“The theme of this song is a situation that I find comes up often. When you go through a break-up, everything that person does online is now in your face and you want them to think you’re okay with them moving on when you’re not. For this track, we wanted it to be super introspective and feel kind of dream-like since you’re not actually saying these lyrics out loud.”
We’ve all been there… it’s so painful to watch your ex move on when you’re still madly in love with them. “happy for you” has Porat dealing with this very problem as her dreamy vocals remind us that it’s perfectly acceptable to not be completely over someone by the time they find someone new. The Iris Kim-directed visual depicts Porat constantly distracted by triggering photos of her ex as she attempts to make it through a music video shoot.
“It represents the role social media plays in the aftermath of a relationship. You’re so distracted and jealous of what’s showing up on your timeline that you don’t realize that you’re surrounded by an equally great situation. At the end of the day, it just shows how blinding your emotions can be.”