ASTN Releases New Song “Be So Cruel”
American R&B singer-songwriter ASTN released a new song “Be So Cruel” on November 11, 2022.
The song follows up the collaborative song “next door” with Los Angeles-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Amelia Moore, which was released back in September.
It was written by Khris Riddick-Tynes, Varren Wade, Drew Love, Mishon Ratliff, Dylan Wiggins, John Austin Sanders, Peder Losnegård, and Dru Decaro.
Produced by Khris Riddick-Tynes, Lido, and Dru Decaro.
ASTN said of the song, “'Be So Cruel' is one of those songs that happened for me right when I needed it. I had just gotten out of a pretty long term relationship and wasn't quite sure how to feel about it. This song is a perfect portrayal of that. The lyrics represent the heartache and agony that comes with seeing a previous lover move on. All while the instrumentation behind the lyrics symbolizes a sense of freedom.”
- The accompanying music video was directed by Hunter Lyonproducer.
ASTN said of the video, “I'm not crazy, but I might be for you”. That is the perfect line to sum up this video. I knew I wanted to do something unpredictable for the visual to offset the lightheartedness of the record. I've always enjoyed darker/moody cinema, and this felt like the right time to dive into that world. The juxtaposition between the playful sonic's and references like “American Psycho” and “The Batman” was exactly what this video needed.”
- source : Apple Music