Today (3.30), Gen-Z musician, actor, filmmaker and social media force Jacob Sartoriusshares the official video for his latest single “FEAR OF INTIMACY” on his YouTube channel. After teasing the new track to his fans with widespread support, Jacob released the deceptively sunny track earlier this year. Produced by Gingerbread Co (Sean Kingston, Jake Smith, iann dior) and Orion Meshorer, and co-written by Jacob, Barry Cohen, Colin James Magalong and Orion Meshorer, “FEAR OF INTIMACY” finds Jacob yet again wearing his heart on his sleeve and confronting his own commitment issues.
Directed by Alexander Bradley (Bella Thorne, Bryce Vine) and shot in Los Angeles’ famed Hotel Cafe, Jacob’s fear of commitment is brought to life, in an angsty and witty recreation of everyone’s worst nightmare: that classic dream where one arrives at an event, and suddenly realizes they forgot their clothes. As Jacob lives through the nightmare at his own concert, the crowd becomes increasingly aggressive, a parallel to the online bullies Jacob has had to face throughout his career.
Watch it above and here.
“I’ve always had that terrible dream where I suddenly have no clothes on in a room full of people, with no way to fix it,” says Jacob. “I wanted to bring that dream to life, as a comedic way to demonstrate some of the heavier themes of the song, like anxiety and commitment issues. I had such a blast shooting this one, and hope that my fans love it too!”
“FEAR OF INTIMACY” follows Jacob’s debut film, Breathe: The Documentary, which he released in early 2022. The nearly 25-minute film chronicles Jacob’s trip to Amsterdam to meet his hero – dutch wellness guru Wim Hof, the creator of the breathwork technique that started Jacob on his journey to inner peace. Read more via GQ about how the Wim Hof Method changed his daily life (here), and don’t miss Jacob on Meditative Story, sharing how the method helped him overcome his bullies and more (here).