American famous singer and song writer Christina Perri released "Jar of Hearts" on her debut studio album – lovestrong. The song was released to internet a week after its debut on So You Think You Can Dance.
"Jar of Hearts" was written by Drew Lawrence and Barrett Yeretsian (song’s performer). Perri drew motivation for the song from a real-life experience with a love interest who keen to redevelop a broken relationship. After its debut, the song was released onto iTunes where the song later climbed to the Top 20 spot within a week.
Perri was unidentified at the time of the song announce, which generated a lot of conversation between critics who favored the song. The song soon topped on multiple charts in both Canada and the United States within the top 20. “Jar of Hearts” sold a total of 47,500 downloads in the 1st week. No doubt it was registered double platinum by the RIAA.
The “Jar of Hearts” music video was directed by Jay Martin. In the music video, Perri says "I really hope that the music video unites me to the song and entertains all of the fans of So You Think You Can Dance as it’s because of them that this even happened. I really hope that they love it. I hope that they love the dance…and that they just feel like we did this song justice with this video."
The “Jar of Hearts” music video was shown on September 13, 2010 on Perri's YouTube channel. The video starts with Perri on a bend while black petals fall from the sky. As Perri starts walking, a smoke reflection is shown over her chest, displaying that her "jar" is blank - her heart is lost. As the song continues, Perri walks through different scenarios of hearts being collected, all by the same man, whose "jar" is being filled.
This comprises a cherished moment in a car and another in a phone booth, both of which leave the women whose hearts is taken from their mouth and leaving with empty jars. They fall unconscious away from the collector, a young man with dark hair. Towards the end of the music video, Perri is watching as the collector, the love-interest, accumulates more hearts while performing choreography with different women. The music video ends with Perri stealing a heart from him, leaving his "jar" empty. The man falls to the ground, and Perri seems to recover with her heart newly installed.
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