Justin Serrao reveals the music for his beautiful power ballad ‘Perfect Stranger’, which is out now across all digital platforms.
Watch the music video for ‘Perfect Stranger’ HERE.
“’Perfect stranger’ is a song about not wanting to settle for the next candidate just because they are there. Looking back on love lost. The struggle of a broken heart,” and Serrao captures every essence of the song’s message with his incredible vocal delivery.
The music video compliments the struggle of a broken heart perfectly with the camera following a broken soul travelling through the big city, reminiscing on a lost Love. The creative decision to go with the black and white treatment gives the video its distant memory feel.
Directed by Charl Fraser, the music video was filmed at four different locations in Johannesburg, with some of the footage shot on a previous trip to New York. The locations in Joburg were High Seas Studios in Rosebank, a private home in Northcliff, Sandton Gautrain Station and The Botanist in Parkhurst.
Justin is so proud of this music video. “It was a looong day of shooting with the different locations and looking like a crazy person singing out loud in peak our traffic in Sandton. Totally worth it though, it came out beautifully.”
Serrao joined renowned SA producer and musician, Mark Beling, in studio for the writing and recording of ‘Beautiful Stranger’. “I had something I wanted to get off my chest in the writing of ‘Perfect Stranger’, so I came to Mark with a stripped-down love song and we turned it into this big ballad. Was about 3 months of back and forth with this baby,” and the time spent in studio and working with Beling, has paid off.
‘Perfect Stranger’ celebrates Serrao’s signature Country-Rock sound and elevates it into a powerful ballad that cries with the struggle of a broken heart.
Justin Serrao is one of the hardest working musicians in the industry. From his first band Smash & Grab Hotspot, to releasing his first solo album Touching Toes Without Clothes in 2012, starting his promotion and live event business ‘Yoh Yoh Yoh Shows’, releasing his 2nd album Forget and Let Loose in 2014, dropping solo singles and collaborating with other local acts on tracks like Sucker (solo); Kinders Van Die Wind (feat. Regardt Scheepers – which helped open Justin to the Afrikaans market); Raining in my Soul and Winding Road with punk-pop band CrashCarBurn, and in 2018 dropping what’s probably regarded as his best collective solo work to date – his One Year Warning EP.
Justin Serrao’s brand new single ‘Perfect Stranger’ is out now across all digital platforms – http://smarturl.it/JustinSerraoPS