Our boy Mikey Mayz has just dropped the cutest video ever for his latest single ‘I Can’t Help It’, which is all about good-old fashioned love.
Inspired by the story of how Mikey’s parents met, and written for his own partner, Haley Crooks (who sings the chorus - you go gal!) - ‘I Can’t Help It’ is about letting your guard down when you find love.
“My parents met in Tonga. My dad was a radio officer for the British Navy. He was setting up a radio tower in a small village in Tongatapu. My mum was the only English-speaking translator. They fell in love,” Mikey explains.
Once the tower was installed and the job was done, Mayz’s dad left Tonga, leaving his mum behind. But he returned a few years later with his own charter yacht. “He picked up my mum, and they sailed into the sunset together. That was the same boat I was raised on until I was 18.”
The story inspired not only the song, but also the vision for the video, which is filmed onboard a yacht in Auckland’s glistening Waitemata Harbour.
“I wanted to take Haley out on a similar style yacht to the one I grew up on - sail, drink wine and watch the sunset,” says Mayz.
We love this video and the song so much!