Watch James Arthur’s “Can I Be Him” Music Video (Review)

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A brand new music video has been released to an old track by James Arthur, which brings in new light to the song. “Can I Be Him” features on Arthur’s 2016 album ‘Back from the Edge’ released in October. His latest chart topper “Say You Won’t Let Go” too featured on the same album.

“Can I Be Him” was released as an official single last week and got a lot of attention around the media. Hence, this awesome music video followed. The video is directed by Felix Urbauer. The video is cinematic and shows an adorable relationship between a couple and James Arthur wishing it was him there with her.

Watch “Can I Be Him” Music Video by James Arthur


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The lyrics to the song are simple and talks about how James Arthur is infatuated with the girl and quite envious of the solid relationship they are having.

I heard there was somone but I know he don’t deserve you
If you were mine I’d never let anyone hurt you, no, no
I wanna dry those tears, kiss those lips
It’s all that I’ve been thinking about
‘Cause a light came on when I heard that song and I want you to sing it again

The music video does not show the couple having any fights or breakups or any sort of heartbreaks. So I’m assuming the singer just assures that he will not make her cry and whatever puts her down, he will be there for her.

I swear that every word you sing, you wrote them for me
Like it was a private show, but I know you never saw me
When the lights come on and I’m on my own
Will you be there, will you be there?

When you have a severe crush on someone, it seems as if every word they say has something to do with you. That is exactly what the singer is feeling here.

In his dreams, she is his. But when the lights come up, the reality is quite different.

At the end of the video, it shows another girl smiling at James Arthur while he is confessing his love in these lyrics. It shows that oftentimes while we are busy over crushing on people that we can’t have, we tend to miss the ones who are really interested in us.

Anyway, we are more in love with the video than the lyrics to be honest. But we would love to hear your opinion on “Can I Be Him” as well. So leave a comment below. Or write down your favorite lyrics from the song. Let us know what you think they mean.