YouTuber Gabbie Hanna Debuts Dark Double ‘Honestly’ Video, Goes No.1 On iTunes
YouTuber Gabbie Hanna (a.k.a. The Gabbie Show) has unveiled not one, but two music videos for new single "Honestly" and its accompanying encore track.
The five-minute visual opens with Hanna dressed head-to-toe in black as she belts out the chorus-stacked pop punk version of the song, ripping apart every liar, scammer, and cheater she's ever encountered. Just over halfway through, though, it switches to the encore cut, this time with Gabbie tied up and struggling to get away from two men, metaphorically lost in a web of lies.
Fans have speculated that Hanna penned the single(s) about a "pathological liar" she previously dated, as detailed in a series of videos she posted to her YouTube channel in July.
“'Honestly' and 'Honestly (encore)' are songs for anyone who’s ever been manipulated, lied to, gaslighted, or made to feel like they were crazy," Hanna wrote on Instagram. "Anyone ever associated with a narcissist. This one... I’m sorry... these TWO are for you."
In less than a day, both songs leapt onto iTunes' Top 10 chart, with "Honestly" sitting at No.1 and the encore taking the third slot — in large part thanks to her six million-strong subscriber base.
"CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THAT VOCAL RANGE IN THE ENCORE?! I'VE GOTTA FIND THAT DECK OF CARDS, BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE I FOUND THE QUEEN OF HEART(BREAK)," tweeted one follower.
Added fellow YouTuber Ricky Dillon: "ATTENTION! I HAVE A POP EMERGENCY! The incredible @TheGabbieShow just released her new single “honestly” and she snapped, crackled and POPPED. Im blown away at how good it is GO SUPPORT HER!"
Watch the video for "Honestly / Honestly (Encore)" below.