Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the phenomenal Courtnie returns with her visual debut for her romantic ballad, “Heart’s Desire.” Energetic yearning and passion seep through the Brandon Combs-produced track’s pores in the Brooklyn-hailing singer’s abundantly comforting vocals. The playful visual finds Courtnie and friends vibing through a normal day before she enters a rooftop performance and is eventually met by her love interest. The two exchange innocently flirtatious energy before the ’70s themed visual comes to a close with a reassuring wink from the lovely songbird.
Recently, via email, Courtnie shared her enthusiasm for bringing together a team of women creatives to produce their universal, behind-the-scenes magic by way of the fruition of her vision. “This visual for “Heart’s Desire” is all about creating positive, collaborative opportunities for black women by black women, and demonstrating youthful black joy through collective work and responsibility (shout out Kwanzaa principle #3) in the midst of all that’s going on in the world right now. After all, black joy is an act of resistance.”
If you’re in the Los Angeles area on February 18th or in New York on March 9th, be sure to catch Courtnie live! In the meantime, watch the #BlackGirlMagic flourish throughout the Marisa Truitt-directed video for “Heart’s Desire” above.
Dir. by Marisa Truitt
Choreography by Imani Nia
Animation by Morgan Johnson
DP: Jonah Best
Female Leads: Mya King + Imani Nia
Male Lead: Michael Rotimi