Singer-songwriter thuy has been releasing music at an incredible pace recently, but you won’t hear us complaining. After dropping the single "trust" featuring RINI and its accompanying short film last month, she comes through with her latest release “playing tricks,” another new single and short film combo.
“playing tricks” is a ballad with a pronounced bass line and a soft, steady drumbeat. Keys and guitar add to the track's musical tapestry, setting the stage for thuy’s compelling, emotion-filled vocals as she questions if the love she's in is, in fact, the real thing.
"I was on the brink of giving up / Something told me I should hang it up / Never thought I'd find a love quite like you / And I pray I never end up losing you / Find a way to mess a good thing up," she sings on the first verse, sharing her fears.
She continues on the chorus, "Is this the real thing / Not just a feeling / Or is my mind playing tricks on my heart again," full of doubt. Although she has a good thing with her man, she's all in her head and overthinking everything.
As heartfelt as the song is, thuy and her production team, led by director and frequent collaborator Edgar Daniel, take the message to another level with a powerful visual. We get the story of a young couple expecting their first child and a peak at the joy – and eventual pain – they experience during the process.
The opening scene shows the woman in the bathroom getting emotional as she awaits the results of a pregnancy test. She finally emerges from the bathroom to show the results to her man who's been sitting outside the door the whole time. She shows him the positive result, and he reacts positively by picking her up, caressing and kissing her while reassuring her that everything will be fine.
We witness the couple sharing tender moments as they prepare for their child's birth, including the man assembling the crib and both adding personal touches to the child’s room. Their joy is short-lived, though, as the woman suffers a miscarriage and both are devastated. They reaffirm their love and lean on each other to get through this ordeal.
Both the song and short film will surely invoke strong feelings and emotions in many, especially those who have experienced the pain of a miscarriage. However, the positive thing to come out of this situation is that the love the couple has for each other has grown and their bond is much stronger now. thuy and Edgar Daniel have done it again.- Advertisement -
Have some Kleenex nearby when you listen to thuy's "playing tricks" and watch its compelling video below.