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  • Bonnie McKee Drops New Music Video for “Hot City”

  • Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee has dropped a new music video for “Hot City” directed by Joe DeSantis and Bonnie Mckee.

    The song was released as the second single from her upcoming sophomore album “Hot City” last month, following “SLAY”.
    It was written by Bonnie McKee, Kelly Sheehan, Jroc and Oliver Goldstein. Produced by Oligee.
    She wrote the song in 2011, but the track was never released due to leaving her label Epic Records at that time.
    This time, she re-recored the song for the new album.
    Bonnie McKee said of the video, “The Hot City music video is every bit the bright and highly stylized 80's fever dream I envisioned it to be all those years ago, and I'm elated to finally let it live!”
  • Bonnie McKee said of the song, “I wrote Hot City in Miami 2011, at the height of the golden age of sparkly maximalist pop music. I was carefree, riding the high of co-writing my first global hits on the Teenage Dream album, and finally catching my stride after years of barely getting by as a struggling songwriter. I was at the top of my songwriting game, and always felt like this song was some of my best work, but my label deal fell apart and it never saw the light of day. With the recent resurgence of nostalgia for 2010's pop, (and a lot of encouragement from my fans!) I decided to crack open the vault and re-record all my old masters of the era, and it's been extremely gratifying bringing the visuals to life.”

  • She continued, “I always wanted to write a song about an imaginary destination a la 'Funky Town,' 'Paradise City' or 'Electric Avenue,' because I feel like it's an evergreen theme-escaping to paradise-that people can bop to 50 years from now.”
    She added, “As a kid I was fascinated by the movie trope of “repressed nerd” gone wild. From Michelle Pfeiffer's transformation from insecure Selina Kyle to kick ass Catwoman in Batman Returns, to virginal Sandra D's leather jacket 'Tell me about it, stud' moment in Grease, there was a thrill and a danger to a woman embracing her sexuality that I found exhilarating. I purposefully didn't cast a love interest in this video because for me, it was never the male gaze that resulted from these bad girl makeovers that excited me, it was the power and confidence they exuded in their uninhibited state. My hope is that Hot City can allow the listener to escape to a place where they can leave their troubles behind and embrace their inner vixen!”
  • source : Apple Music
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