Actor Maya Hawke ("Stranger Things," Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood ) shared a music video for her new song "To Love a Boy." The visual features Hawke as a mermaid, seeking a man she can love as much as the sea. Watch the clip below.
"To Love a Boy" is the A-side from Hawke's recently released debut single. Both “To Love a Boy” and the B-side “Stay Open” were written and recorded by Hawke and Jesse Harris (who has written for Lana Del Rey and Norah Jones, among others). You can hear Hawke's "Stay Open" below.
Speaking with Pitchfork, Maya Hawke said "To Love a Boy":
After Seeing the Movie Call Me by Your Name , I
left the theater and I was walking home to my apartment in Brooklyn,
and I just started thinking about the images of water and the romantic
feeling in that movie. I was just filled with this intense jealousy
and desire to be in love and feel that way. Then I wrote the lyrics to
"To Love a Boy" as a poem, and I sent them to Jesse Harris, and he
wrote that melody, and I loved it. Where about
you could love someone in an all-consuming way, where it feels like
when swimming in the ocean on a hot summer day.
When I was brainstorming about the video, I started thinking about a
mermaid coming ashore and wanting to love a boy as much as she loved
the ocean. Then I decided the video would be more interesting if the
love interest in the video was the ocean, and it was about her pursuit
to get back to the ocean. Professional a professional actor, but not a
professional musician, so I wanted to do the whole thing really not
professionally. So I spent all my own money to make the video and I
had to rent the mermaid costume, which ended up being incredibly
shitty, but in a way that I think is really funny.