The singer has shared her new song, Love Me For Me.
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Sydney-based artist Carla Wehbe has shared her new single, Love Me For Me, alongside the announcement of her debut EP, Half Past Nine.
On the sentimental and personal track, Wehbe the singer sends the message our differences should not make us feel isolated from one another, that they make each individual unique. Written with Kennedi Lykken (Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa) and produced by Boy Boy (CXLOE), Love Me For Me is also a tale of hope, the hope to be accepted and loved and to give that acceptance and love back.
"I never understood why I couldn’t just be accepted for how I was, who I liked or how I liked to dress,’ Wehbe explains, ‘Sometimes I like to get dressed up and other times I just want to wear ripped jeans, an oversized t-shirt, converse and a baseball cap. Both are me and that’s ok.”
The tracks visual is a representation of the singers own experiences, bringing attention to the complexity of the human condition. Wehbe directed the visual herself, filmed over the past month with a small team of creatives. Wehbe and her team reached out to a variety of people from all walks of life, inviting them to share their stories. “There was one common theme across all their stories - and it was that they ultimately just wanted to be loved for who they were,’ Carla continues. “Not only did we create the video exactly how I dreamed, I also met some incredibly strong people in the process. Their inspirational stories have shown me the importance of mental health and awareness.”
Wehbe’s debut EP, Half Past Nine, will be released October 23. Love Me For Me is out now! Watch the music video below.