By Courtney E. Smith
Get on that straight-back piano and grab a box of Kleenex, because there’s a brand new video out from A Great Big World for their song “Already Home”. Following their surprise hit with Christina Aguilera, “Say Something,” the guys are ready to tug at your heart strings again. This time they’ve got a little help from Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr and Glee’s Darren Criss.
Szohr, who avid music video watchers will recall played herself in Taylor Swift’s “22” video, is the female half of a split screen day-in-the-life story with a romantic twist. Avid GG watchers will note she is filmed getting on to the L train– thus marking her as a denizen of Williamsburg, which happens to be the ‘hood her GG character also hailed from.
Criss, however, is a Los Angelino– and there’s the twist. This duo are long distance lovers, spending imaginary time together that plays out in parallel to the song’s lyrics.