18-year-old artist Ant Saunders releases the official music video for his viral hit, “Yellow Hearts”.
The video was shot in his hometown of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. The 16mm filmed video features Ant and his real-life friends spending time together as they walk around their neighbourhood and their usual hangout spot on the train tracks near Ant’s house. Several scenes take place in his childhood home, as well as a classroom in his former high school where he wrote “Yellow Hearts.”
Born in Germany, where his parents were stationed in the military, Ant’s’ family eventually settled in the small town of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey after moving around when he was young. Singing since he can remember, he learnt to play the guitar in middle school and began releasing original music at age 14 using Audacity and a USB mic.
On the day of his high school graduation, Ant released the laid-back R&B influenced pop track. A full DIY effort, he wrote, recorded and produced “Yellow Hearts,” designed the artwork using Microsoft Paint and used TikTok to ask friends to share the track. Soon, two million TikTok videos were created in response. Since, “Yellow Hearts” has become a viral sensation, with over 75 million streams and charting on the Billboard Hot 100. Ant is now signed to Sony Music.
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