Days after releasing a music video for "Lighthouse" online, YouTube star Alex G performed a solo version of her new song for Circa and attendees of VidCon 2016.
Released on iTunes on June 12, the original version of "Lighthouse" pairs Alex's mellifluous alto with Danielle Bennett's spoken-word poetry.
"This is one of those collaborations that I just have no words for," reads part of Alex's YouTube video's caption. "Danielle speaks and my soul screams YES! She showed me this piece and I was like, OK I have to write a song to accompany this because it is exactly what I've been feeling this year."
Tired, run me down / Run me in the ground / I will build a lighthouse there somehow
The YouTube caption continues, "I hope you love [this song], and I hope you share it with people who need some encouragement to KEEP GOING!"
A week after the video's release, Alex performed the track solo at VidCon. Her YouTube page has nearly 1.5 million subscribers and 205 million views.