Singer/songwriter Tim Young recently dropped his new single, “Supernova,” a piano power ballad chronicling the story of a relationship from conception to its demise.
“I had one of those relationships that burned hot and fast, breaking up and getting back together over and over again, until it ultimately imploded on itself,” confides Young. “He used to own a flower shop, and one day while we were walking around the city, he pointed out a bouquet of Supernovas.”
“That word stuck in my head; it felt like us. A supernova is the death of a star, an explosion creating one of the most brilliant, brightest events in the universe, leaving behind a husk, a monument to what once was.”
Written eight years ago, the relationship left a big scar on the artist, resulting in him having to overcome a lot of hurdles to finally be able to finish it: “This song was so important to me, it became this giant that I couldn’t tackle, and with every year that passed by, it only got bigger, more imposing.”
The track opens simply with just piano accompaniment. But Young’s pensive, plaintive vocals are soon joined by an evocative cello line adding depth of emotion to the soundscape.
Young describes the music video as a time capsule of his real life, melding imagination with actual place and time. The cinematic video is built around the concept of a cube and showcases a mesmerizing aerial performance.
“I loved the idea of this empty cube, a defined object, filled with emptiness,” shares Young. “That is the story of Supernova.”
“Supernova” is available now on all major music platforms.