MacKenzie Porter is giving fans an inside look into the filming of the music video for her song, “Seeing Other People,” in a behind-the-scenes video premiering exclusively on Sounds Like Nashville today (6/18).
The music video, released on May 29th, was filmed in New York City prior to the coronavirus outbreak. It shows Porter riding a dark subway and sitting in front of a window in an NYC apartment singing about her regretful decision to break it off with an ex. These scenes of Porter spilling her heart are interspersed with her “seeing other people,” as she waltzes around the city on a date with a look of uncertainty on her face.
In the behind-the-scenes video, Porter and video director Justin Clough talk about the decision to film the video in New York and how they achieved the “vintage, grimy” aesthetic. It also shows how the camera crew navigated filming the video among the city crowds.
“You always get to see the finished product of a music video, so I wanted to take people behind the scenes as well,” says Porter of releasing the clip. “So many incredibly talented people made this video come together the way it did… I wanted you to be able to see that side of it too.”
Released in February, “Seeing Other People” follows previous singles “These Days” and “About You,” which both took the top spot on the Canadian Country charts. The Alberta-born artist is currently signed to Big Loud Records and working on her debut project. Porter and Clough will appear on live on Sounds Like Nashville’s Instagram tonight at 7pm CT to chat more about the behind-the-scenes details from the music video shoot.