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  • 2018-08-05
  • MUSIC
  • A R I Z O N A Premieres New Music Video for “What She Wants”
  • New Jersey-based electro-pop trio A R I Z O N A has shared a new music video for “What She Wants” directed by Jay Sansone.
    Last month, the trio released two songs “Freaking Out” and “Summer Days”. The new song follows up them.
    The sound is '80s vibe pop like The Police's "Every Breath You Take".
    The clip features Jessica Castro, who is known as tour dancer for Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and others.
    The video is inspired from 1983s film "Flashdance" directed by Adrian Lyne, starring Jennifer Beals.
    But the clip reminds us of Azealia Banks's music video for “Anna Wintour”.
    Currently the band is touring on Panic! At The Disco's "Pray For The Wicked Tour" along with Hayley Kiyoko through to August 18th.
    After the tour, tha band will appear on Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 7th and October 14th.
    The festival features Paul McCartney, Metalica, Travis Scott, St. Vincent, Camila Cabello and CHVRCHΞS, among others.
    Learn more about tour dates, click here.
  • Lead singer Zachary Charles said of the song;
    “Over the course of the past two years or so, the most amazing part of sending our music into the world has been watching how deeply people associate with it on a personal level, and how much they really make it their own. In realizing this, we found a love of writing from more of a third person perspective, as a way to more freely tell the story of the different characters that exist in all of us.“What She Wants” is a look into the life of a young girl who doesn’t have many people in her life that truly understand her, and maybe is still unsure herself of who she really is. She lives weekend to weekend, concert to concert, and her whole life revolves around the romance of her idols, the dancing, the music, the culture – all the things that make her feel like she can be someone she wants to be. She’s the girl with a sort of magical magnetic field around her in the crowd, and if you float into it, you’ll talk and dance for hours – and maybe never see her again. For the listener, this is the classic drama of a young heart searching to know something real, in a world where it’s often safer to stick to playing the part you dress up for.”


  • He added about the video;
    “The video we put together in collaboration with our good friend, and extremely intuitive director, Jay Sansone (Human Being Media), is an interesting take on our version of a classic 1980’s dance montage in film. Jessica Castro is a phenomenal dancer and artist in her own right, who brought truly an electric presence to this as a whole through her intense performance. Cinematically speaking for that era, the image that can get used time and again is the all-American girl-next-door with big curly blonde hair. As an incredibly culturally diverse group ourselves, and with the world having still such a long way still to go in accepting the breaking of stereotypes involving both culture and gender in the arts and otherwise, we thought it would not only be fun, but also important to lend our hand in revisiting that image in a modern light. Having this piece be focused on the wild talents of such an inspiring and powerful lead like Jessica has just been such a great part of this for us. It’s always an incredible pleasure to work with anyone who has such great vision and execution as the team for this project did.”
  • source : LADYGUNN
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