Today, Vancouver-based pop singer-songwriter Kaylee Johnston releases the video for her new single “Getting Over You” exclusively via Exclaim! The video showcases Johnston’s passion for performance as she sings uplifting lyrics intercut with empowering scenes of women overcoming their own obstacles through a variety of dance and martial arts. Watch the video on Exclaim! here.
“I wanted the video to create a deeper meaning to the song. My idea was to find a talented group of women and showcase how they used their talents to get over ‘it’. ‘It’ can be whatever you want it to be – an ex, someone who told you no, yourself, whatever is holding you back,” explains Johnston. “When I told my director, Dan LeMoyne, about the idea, he loved it. I was overwhelmed with the passion and drive our three stars had, and it was them and the incredible crew that made my vision into a reality.”
Released to iTunes.ca, Spotify and Canadian radio last Friday, “Getting Over You” is the lead track off Johnston’s forthcoming EP, slated for a summer release. The song was mixed by Orlando Vitto (Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears) and features Johnston’s crisp and powerful vocals over a hook that mixes electro with pop-anthem liveliness.
“This song has been years in the making. It was the first song I wrote with my production team (SA Trackworks) and the last song to be finished,” says Johnston. “We reproduced it three times and then had LA-based duo Stu G & Robot Disco Puma remix it. Needless to say, I’m so happy all the hard work paid off and it’s the first single!”
Since securing a spot in the finals of the Canadian Radio Star songwriting competition as a young teen with her song “Arms Around Me,” Johnston has gained recognition for her undeniable star quality. Songs from her debut EP Streetlight, produced by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter) have been heard on radio and television across North America, including “Ego” which was featured on CTV/TeenNick’s Degrassi: The Next Generation and on Virgin Radio’s “Best of BC”. Influenced by Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox and Heart, Johnston has written over 300 songs and has opened for Dragonette and Ace of Base, and shared the stage with Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, One Republic and Joe Jonas.