Today, rising global pop star Stephanie Poetri shares two new singles, “Do You Love Me” and “Touch” released by Infinite Thrills / 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music.
To commemorate the release, Stephanie has unveiled the music video for “Do You Love Me”, watch it here. Directed by Jason Ano (Joji, August 08) the dreamy music video is a classic unrequited love story. The lyrics of the song reveal Stephanie’s cute obsession over whether or not her crush loves her back. The video showcases a lovely vocal performance from the superstar, stretching from intimate verses full of curiosity to the irresistible hook, “Do you love me love me love me, yeah? Do you love me, love me, love me not?”
Speaking on “Do You Love Me”, Stephanie explains, “You’re picking flower petals and wondering if this person loves you or not. Either way, I’m still fighting for you in weird ways. The meaning is actually quirky and funny, in my opinion. It questions if the romance is real, so we’re ironically releasing it on Valentine’s Day.”
The unpredictable and undeniable “Touch” visualized the mind’s details when missing someone’s presence. Directed by Sarah McColgan (Mariah Carey, H.E.R., Charlie XCX, Miguel), “Touch” interprets a romantic, mid-century modern story about yearning for that special someone and the everyday routines that used to be shared. Stephanie reminisces in her quirky, fun-loving nature throughout multiple scenes with a complimentary mannequin-like figure who has recently left her side. Watch the music video here.
“‘Touch’ shows a more mature side of losing somebody. It’s more intimate [than “Do You Love Me”], as if the song is coming from inside your head,” says Stephanie. “That’s why the song sounds a little bit more quiet and emotional.”
This past year was a tremendous moment for Stephanie. Her debut single, “I Love You 3000”, topped Spotify’s Global Viral 50 for over 4 weeks, and inspired countless covers and fan videos across the internet. With over 425 million streams to date worldwide, the pair of tracks properly introduce the Indonesian born songstress who has found and perfected her sound.
Stephanie has started a conversation that will go on for a long time to come. “I’d love for people to fit this music into their day-to-day lives,” she leaves off. “If I can be part of someone’s daily soundtrack, whether they take the song as a positive or a negative, there’s nothing better.”