Filipino-Australian actor and singer James Reid has released the music video of his song “lie to me,” which also features Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Destiny Rogers.

The music video visualizes the anxiety of a couple’s impending separation, juxtaposing scenes from past intimate moments between the characters. It then surprises viewers with the introduction of what seems to be a love triangle involving the characters of Reid and Rogers, who both have feelings for the same woman – the character played by model and beauty queen Nikki De Moura.

The song “lie to me” is the seventh track in Reid’s album “lovescene:” under Careless Music. The main message of “lovescene:,” is the life and death cycle of love, and “lie to me” shows the slow burning and bittersweet death of a romance and even hints at an attempt at moving on.  

“Cry for me. Even if the tears that fall are make-believe, I want you to lie to me.” These lyrics from the R&B focused track produced by De’La express an unconventional way of accepting that the love two people have for one another has come to an end.  

It speaks about the fear of growing apart and trying to make the separation as painless as possible. It also shows how the erstwhile lovers would choose the comfort of lies over loneliness.  

Watch the “lie to me” music video:

James Reid and Destiny Rogers for ‘lie to me’ Music Video

Reid and Rogers worked on the song together while in Los Angeles earlier this year. They later came to the Philippines to shoot the music video.  

Reid met Rogers during a visit to The Stereotypes’ studio in Los Angeles in January 2020. By that  time, she had already released her EP, “Tomboy,” and was working on more music and  looking for artists to collaborate with. 

When he went back to Los Angeles in 2022 to work on his “lovescene:” album, Reid asked Rogers if she was willing to collaborate with him on a song. Rogers agreed, and they worked on “lie to me’ together.”

“[Destiny’s] vocals really brought the song to a whole other level,” Reid said.

Last September, Rogers came to Manila to shoot the music video and experience the local music and night-life scene with the Careless team. She was also able  to perform some songs at HQ, Poblacion in Makati. 

Reid says “Destiny is pretty much family at this  point.”  

Careless Music Seeks More Collab

Careless Music said Rogers will appear in its upcoming projects. The collaboration between Reid and Rogers, according to the record label, opens up more opportunities for them to partner with other local and international artists.

“As Careless Music’s founder and president, James has always been driven to elevate the local music scene by providing exposure on a global scale. After over a decade in showbusiness,  James has moved his focus on both his own music career and growing Careless. With the  release of ‘lovescene:’ five years after his album ‘Palm Dreams,’ James has begun to show a more vulnerable side to himself through his music and the visuals that accompany them,” the record label said in a press release. 

Last October, “lovescene:” – Reid’s third album – was  released on all major streaming platforms and now has over two million streams. The music video of another track, “u & i,” along with lyrics visualizers from all 10 tracks, are now also on Careless Music’s YouTube channel.

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Ederic is a Filipino communications worker in the telecom, media, and technology industry.He used to be a social media manager for news at GMA Network, where he also headed YouScoop, GMA News and...

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