Loving this music video! One of my fave parts about this video is actually in the description box itself.
“My assistant, Nadia, actually came up with the concept for the video while we were at a barcade- she suggested the line “I probably should know your name” could be in reference to an arcade’s HIGH SCORE screen, and that’s when the music video baby was born. I really wanted the premise to be something sexy and quirky and fun, and I think Erix Arocha really knocked it out of the park. The main thing I kept circling back to when I started conceptualizing the video was that it needed to be trans-inclusive. I wanted to do a rib off of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video, but nerdier and queer as hell. I have so many beautiful and talented friends and I knew casting would be a breeze. Jacob Tobia, Gabi Fresh, Firda Herryandhy, and Hazel Jade were brilliant and sexy and playful in each of their characters- I feel super lucky to know them. I met Sara Ramirez at a fundraiser for homeless LGBT youth this last year, and we immediately hit it off. When the concept for the video began developing, Sara was the first person I thought of. She was unbelievably generous with her time, energy, and enthusiasm for the video. As I was conceptualizing the video, I had just read Ready Player One, which is an amazing novel by Ernest Cline. It’s packed with 80s references and a ton of video game knowledge, so I knew I wanted the premise to be surrounding this idea that a bunch of killer babes were great at video games. Together, each character and I came up with a bunch of roller-derby-esque names, under the premise that each character had their own backstory and strength.”
One of two things has happened recently. Either someone moved into the neighborhood and they like listening to their music loud or the weather is warming up so someone has now started listening to their music with the window open. Either way, sometimes I’ll be sitting in the apartment reading or doing something else quiet with no electronics going, and I’ll catch a snippet of what they’re playing and y'all.
They stay bringing the hits! After the third day of hearing some good R&B I decided to start making note of the songs and I said if I got ten good tracks in a row, I’d start a playlist. I have fifteen so far and I guess I’ll keep on adding to this as long as the neighbor keeps coming through with R&B hits (and not-quite hits, but still quality bops).