In 'Time' Video, Steve Grand Cozies Up To Model Daniel Williams, But It's Far From A Perfect Love

03/27/2015 02:17 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Singer-songwriter Steve Grand finds -- and loses -- love in snowy Chicago in his latest video, "Time."

The out star, 25, gets cozy with hunky model Daniel Williams in the clip for the piano-driven pop ballad, which is a cut from his debut album, "All-American Boy," released March 23.

The video explores the entire course of a relationship -- from the couple's first meeting on an empty train station platform to a fiery breakup, with a playful snowball fight in between -- in just over five minutes. Still, there's a surprise twist at the end.

"My lyric style is definitely very story-driven," Grand, who has cited Billy Joel, Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen as musical influences, told HuffPost Live earlier this year. "I try to tell stories from my life, whether it's one single moment in time or something that's been recurring in my life."

The album, he said, "is an arc, and every song is a plot point on that arc."

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