“Thousand Miles” — the presumed lead single off LAROI’s upcoming debut album Kids Are Growing Up — sees the Scooter Braun-managed superstar donning both white and red outfits to depict his internal heaven and hell.
He’s torn — imploring his love interest to stay “a thousand miles away” from him in the Christian Breslauer-directed video. Backed by a slapstick and “sit-com” approach that portrays angel LAROI’s demise at every turn — whether that’s being pushed into oncoming track, flattened by a steamroller or smashed overhead with a piano — LAROI turns a blind eye to love, letting his demons get the better of him.
The track itself instantly reminds listeners how the teen phenom achieved superstardom so quickly. With emotive, vibrato-stricken singing — reminiscent of Post Malone’s signature cadence — and sultry guitar and piano melodies, LAROI turns in a thrilling performance that puts his pop star chops on full display once more.
It’s hard to give it all up (All up)
Tryna block you out but you’re evading my thoughts
And you got ten fingers wrapped around my heart, uh (Heart)
Wish I could give you evеrything that you want, but I won’t, no
You should let it go, you’re bettеr off alone
‘Cause I’m about to fuck it up with you
I know that look on your face
You’re comin’ my way, tomorrow, we’ll say goodbyeThe Kid LAROI — “Thousand Miles”
The 18-year-old Aussie wunderkind has experienced an ascent to fame like no other. Following breakout hits in “DIVA,” “WITHOUT YOU” and “Stay” over the course of 2020-21, LAROI has become a household name in the industry in just two years’ time.
“Thousand Miles” follows his short hiatus late last year — taking time away from the spotlight as LAROI discussed his decision in a letter he penned to fans. Before his break, LAROI also revealed that he was making “the best music he’s ever made in his life” — garnering more hype for his debut project’s eventual release.
Initially signing with Grade A’s G Money and Lil Bibby — which led to his friendship and association with Juice WRLD — LAROI has asserted himself as one of the biggest pop stars music has seen since Justin Bieber. His previous effort F*CK LOVE 3 (which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200) capped off the mixtape trilogy that’s allowed him to flourish in the spotlight.
Watch The Kid LAROI’s “Thousand Miles” below!