While Christina Perri’s Twilight soundtrack hit A Thousand Years is still on the iTunes top downloads list, her latest single—and its new music video, which just came out this weekend—is poised for another top spot. “Distance,” a slow melody about falling in love (and sung with love song master Jason Mraz), features a stripped-down version of the 25-year-old musician, a style she chose to reflect the purity of the song. “There’s something about the simplicity of the lyrics, with the openness of my heart, I just didn’t want anything dramatic,” she told InStyle.com of her look, a relaxed little white dress and bare feet. “I wanted classy and simple.” Together with stylist Erik Rudy, the pair sorted through hundreds of designer dresses before settling on a cap-sleeve, scoop-neck style from H&M. “I wanted to look exactly the way I look right now in this video, in a dress I would wear at home or on stage, in my jewelry, with the minimal makeup I actually wear, and just being me,” she said. “This video is supposed to take you into my reality, not a dream, a real life experience of mine.” With lyrics like, “Please don’t stand so close to me, I’m having trouble breathing, I’m afraid of what you’ll see right now,” it reflects reality for anyone who has ever fallen in love. Watch the entire video above. Her album, Lovestrong, is available for $10 at christinaperri.com, and catch her live on tour with Jason Mraz this summer, kicking off August 9th in New Orleans.
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