Paris Jackson gets her heart ripped out and cries bloody tears in haunting new music video for debut single Let Down about a painful breakup
Paris Jackson is following in her famous father Michael Jackson’s footsteps with the release of her heartbreaking debut song Let Down.
On Friday, the 22-year-old released the music video for the song that featured a Phantom of the Opera meets Haunted Mansion visual performance.
The haunting video for the alternative-folk tune, shows Paris getting her heart ripped out as she sings about the pain of a breakup with lyrics like, ‘You were my all, And now, I fall.’
Let Down: Paris Jackson, 22, debuts the haunting video for her single Let Down, that shows her crying bloody tears and getting her heart ripped out as she pens a heartbreaking tribute to a painful breakup
In the video, Paris is dressed in victorian style garb as she appears against a spooky mansion backdrop.
She starts the video crying a single tear of blood before the video theatrically mimics the stages of a relationship and ultimately its end.
The song is marked by painful lyrics like, ‘Break me, flush me down the drain,’ and ‘You were all I had…how did it get this bad.’
Paris can be seen dancing with a man in the video, before she gets swept away by figures in masks who restrain her as she cries.
Breakup song: The heartbreaking song traces the stages of a relationship and a breakup as she sings lyrics like, ‘You were all I had…how did it get this bad’
Dance of love: Paris and the leading man dance against the backdrop of a haunted mansion
Swept up: She chronicles the whirlwind relationship in a dance before she meets a bitter end
Short-lived sweetness: Paris kisses the man in the video before she rips up a flower and the song takes a dark turn
Reminiscing on the happier times, she shares a kiss with the guy before she rips a flower into pieces.
The brief moment of sweetness is short-lived as she is hurled into a backbend before he rips her heart out – a physical representation of her feelings.
The ending shot shows her laying on the floor bloody with her heart next to her.
Speaking to People about the release of her tune, Jackson said: ‘I feel so many emotions. I’m excited. I’m nervous…mostly grateful and happy. The freedom to create [and] not be told what to sing and how to sing it [or] what to write is awesome. It’s a gift. It’s a blessing.’
Masked: The video features a masquerade of villains who tear her down before she gets her heartbroken
Restrained: Jackson is restrained by a group of people in masks as she cries out in pain
Crying out: The video is marked by a lot of painful images that contrast with the folk ballot
Bleeding love: Despite a sweet beginning, Paris ultimately gets her heart ripped out by the guy
Heartbroken: The final shot for the video shows Paris lying on the floor with her heart beside her
She continued to share that writing her album gave her ‘so much healing,’ as she did it in part to help her process the emotions of a painful breakup.
Though it is not made clear who the song is about, Paris most recently ended a two year relationship with boyfriend Gabriel Glenn, 23, over the summer
Appearing on a Facebook Watch series with her then boyfriend over the summer Jackson talked about her bisexuality before saying that she ‘never thought [she’d] end up with a dude,’ as she has dated more women than men.
She continued, ‘The public only knows about three long term relationships I’ve been with and they’ve been with men.’
The Soundflowers: Paris and ex-boyfriend Gabriel dated for two years and released an EP over the summer under their band, The Soundflowers. The pair broke up in August, just two months after their music release; pictured 2019
Paris and Gabriel ended their relationship in August after two years. The duo performed together under the name The Soundflowers and released in EP in June.
In the past, Paris has been linked to Cara Delevingne though the duo never confirmed their relationship, despite being spotted kissing in photos.
Before the release of the video, Paris did a live rendition and a Q+A, where she got candid about her life after saying she felt ‘awkward’ on camera.
She shared a bit about herself – from her favorite music video, to her favorite tattoo – before saying that musically, she was going for an alternative-folk vibe for her album.
‘Awkward’: Speaking to her fans, Paris said she felt a bit ‘awkward,’ before she answered about 15 minutes of questions on the live video
Musically gifted: Following in her father’s footsteps, Jackson put her soulful pipes on display as she strummed on her guitar before getting candid about her life
Jackson teased plans to go on tour when the world opens up, saying she’d love to perform overseas but it was ultimately down to her label.
Speaking about the pain of losing her King of Pop dad when she was just 11-years-old Jackson said:
‘Whether it was him passing or all the shit that has happened to me in my life, If I don’t talk about it or if I don’t put it in the music, it’s going to completely ruin my life and it’s going to own me.’
The artist, who has been open about her mental health struggles and battle with suicide, is dropping her heartfelt debut album Wilted on November 13th.
King of Pop: Paris revealed that she was scared to embark on a music career for fear of always being compared to her dad Michael, who she lost when she was just 11-years-old