It is insane to me that everywhere you find black people in history, minding their own business…living off the land….we’ve been invaded, colonized, enslaved (which I’m starting to gather proves it is NOT our nature to be criminals as the local news might have you think), denied civil rights, then you have generations who are full of all these complex emotions & don’t know so much teaching the next…this is part of the black experience everywhere. We need to realize we are one. Truly. Yes, there is only one race - the human race. Until we actually get there globally, we need to see ourselves in each other. I think that’s a start.
After high school I found myself consumed with songwriting. I was always in a studio with the boys. I hated having my picture taken and I would just wear whatever didn’t need ironing. I kinda lost that “girly” thing for a while and felt like I was taken more seriously. I didn’t want to be looked at as “a girl” or in a sexual way…as anything but a songwriter actually. Then I learned, fvk that! I don’t have to deny parts of myself. I’m a woman. W-o-m-a-n. Top by Well Kept, Pants by Karolina Zmarlak. Polaroid shot by: Hadriel Gonzalez Stylist: jonatanmejia Hair: Errol Karadag
Low-fi love Polaroid shot by Hadriel Gonzalez styled by love Jonatan Mejia, hair transformed by Erol Karadag @ Chris Vongsawat’s. I loved working with these talented visionaries. Is it weird if I say I love Hadriel, Erol & Chris even though we don’t really know each other. It felt like I knew them as long as I’ve known Jonatan. In Well Kept and Karolina Zmarlak styled by Jonatan Mejia, Polaroid Shot by Hadriel Gonzalez.
I’ve been writing and recording in studios since I was 15 and I’m finally seeing the time beginning to pay off. The link for my Island/Universal Australia video single is in the bio. Wearing Chromat & Pencey with@1jonatanmejia @hadrielgonzalez chez @cvongsawat Only the beginning.
“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
Island/ Universal Australia/RattleBrain
Video Directed by- Adam Elias Buncher
Produced by SERGEANT - sergeantmedia.biz
Creative Dir./Co- Director - Amber Shirley
Cinematography - Chris J Lytwyn
Stylist- Jonatan Mejia
Make up - La’nea Singleton
Choreographer- Keenan Cooks
SAV & Big Kid Xavier Ft MoXiie - Live Long (Vocal Edit)
Released on Diplo’s Mad Decent label as part of DJ SAV’s EP in collaboration with Big Kid Xavier. Writing and recording this was so liberating for me.