We all have our coping techniques to deal with heartbreak after a relationship goes south. Hip-Pop artist Austin Fillmore copes by freestyling his feelings into his new heartbreak anthem, “U Lie I Cry.” Fillmore teamed up with producer Remy Prosper in the new single to create an atmosphere the listener can’t help but vibe to at home. As his emotions release over 808s, Fillmore expresses his genuine pain and frustration with love.
“The only way I knew how to deal with the pain of this break up was to write about it…but when I sat to actually write the song, I couldn’t do it for some reason. So I poured me a glass of tequila and told my engineer press record and I’m just gonna freestyle this,” Fillmore said.
Just like a break-up, the beat hits you heavy from the start. The ethereal feel of Remy’s production creates an uplifting anthem to help shed the blues. “In these troubling times, I feel like that type of vibe is needed even if it’s only coming from a sonic perspective,” Remy said. Fillmore takes pride in differentiating himself from other artists and that is uniquely reflected in his catalog’s wide range of sound. Against the idea of hyper-masculinity, he created the movement #ThinkLessFeelMore to urge his fans to submit to their emotions and to feel everything they need to feel. “U Lie I Cry” bodes well for his movement as he succumbs to emotional pain and introspection.
Accompanying the single comes their captivating visual, filmed inside a Chicago home. Each scene captures the turbulent journey of a relationship that eventually went sour. The video details the red flags, beginning when the girlfriend notices another woman calling his phone. After the opening scene, the video slides into reverse, detailing the many arguments that ultimately lead to their heartbreak. Fillmore effortlessly displays a relatable relationship to his listeners by saying, “We all lie, we all cry…this song is about us.” After much success in 2020, Austin Fillmore and Remy Prosper choose to kick the year off with their heartbreak anthem to accompany our shared mid-winter gloom.