Exclusive Video Premiere: Hillary Capps, "Pop Star"
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:29:39
ARTISTdirect has teamed up with Hillary Capps to premiere her video for "Pop Star" from The Wishing Forest, out January 21 of next year.
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"'Pop Star' is about my simultaneous fear and desire to be a pop star," Capps told ARTISTdirect about the song. "We all know the saying, 'Be careful what you wish for.' The song was written from an imaginative future perspective of a girl who has been granted her wish; her dreams have become a reality, but while having gained all the things she desired, she has also made compromises and lost people along the way that were important to her. "
That's always a tough trade off, but it's one many engage in.
She shared some details about the video and furthered, "The video establishes a sense of desperation from two perspectives: a singer in a piano bar playing to an empty room, and then the same singer (now the pop star) fulfilled and overwhelmed all at once, playing to a room full of fans. The video also includes the girl dancing solo in pole dance studio. Pole and aerial dance, particularly in this context, exudes a sense of desperation, self expression and especially loneliness in a very different way than the music does. We wanted to create the sensations of movement, dizziness, and time unraveling and overlapping. The pole dance was a fun, effective and creative way to achieve this alongside the other scenes. Everyone desires to be loved and most people I know are passionate or even desperate for something, so my hope is that people will enjoy the video and relate to the song, no matter what that thing they're dreaming for may be."
With that in mind, enjoy Hillary Capps' video for "Pop Star."
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