In July, Christina Grimmie’s family said it would be releasing the visual EP the late singer recorded before her death. All four songs from Side A received their own video, but now Grimmie’s family has released the video for the last song, “Without Him.”
The emotional music video from The Ballad of Jessica Blue begins with the titular character, Jessica Blue (Grimmie), seeking advice from a friend before taking to the stage to absolutely rock a concert. The cheers and claps from the crowd seem to breathe life into Blue’s/Grimmie’s energy throughout her performance, and finally gives her the courage to confront her boyfriend who has been cheating on her.
When he approaches the stage to give her some news and ask if they could maybe work things out, Blue recites the advice given to her from her pal at the beginning of the video: “Let your feet follow your heart.” She then walks away to meet and greet with some of her fans, but because this potentially could be the last music video from The Voice contestant, it makes the final few seconds all the more heartbreaking.
Grimmie was just 22 years old when she was fatally shot while signing autographs for fans at Orlando’s Plaza Live Theater almost three months ago. Friends, family and fans mourned her death around the world. During a memorial service, her brother Marcus, who was present at the time of the shooting, addressed the crowds who came out to pay their respects.
“I don’t have anything to say, I don’t have words still and it’s a good and bad thing,” he said. “All I’m going to say is thank God for the mark that she left on this world. Thanks mom and dad I know it’s going to be really tough for us to move forward.”