Despite staying booked and busy both domestically and across the pond, Isaiah Sharkey continues the rollout for his forthcoming album. Back in May, the release of the project’s lead single “Stay” was met with rave reviews from new and old fans alike. The smooth midtempo tune took a page from a real-life but short-lived romantic encounter. Isaiah dove deep into the possibilities and expanded on a love affair that never quite reached its height. Now, the noted musician returns with an animated lyric visual to match the sweet and tender narrative.
Viewers are treated to a slightly embellished reenactment of Isaiah’s own romantic rendezvous aboard a cruise ship in the clip for “Stay.” We see the sparks from their initial meeting to their chemistry as they couple up while the lyrics appear onscreen. The enchanting video was created by 17-year-old artist and animator Menkaure White for his first major project.
After the song solidified its standing on our “late nights and early mornings” playlist, the charming capture prompts us to draw our conclusions about the couple’s happily ever after. In a world where overt and overly sexualized images seem to dominate, Isaiah’s tasteful take on love is refreshing and well-received.
Watch the video for Isaiah Sharkey’s “Stay” below and prepare to feel all the warm and fuzzy feels. Before you book a cruise to find some romance on the high seas of your own, head on over to the artist’s website to see his upcoming tour dates, which include an appearance at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley at the end of this month.