Alluring, velvety, sophisticated alt-pop that coos hazy trip hop, R&B vibes, Sydney artist Chelsea Warner's first release of 2021 is 'Drama'.
A song that deals with the unwanted emotions that surface as one evolves from adolescence to adulthood, Chelsea wrote, recorded and produced 'Drama' herself.
"'Drama' was written about a side of myself that I don't like; one that craves attention and loves tension," Chelsea says.
"Written in the haze of adolescence, it's an ode to the stereotype of the dramatic teenage girl and how it makes young women feel about their own emotions."
A student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Chelsea has recently supported the likes of Abby Bella May, Hope D and Eluera.
Ahead of the song's release tomorrow, scenestr is excited to premiere the 'Drama' music video today. Enjoy.
When it came to the creative direction of the music video, Chelsea wanted to capture the side of herself that personifies – drama. "When my more dramatic side strikes, it makes me feel like I could rep being a brooding villainess, capable of anything – which is what this video shows," she says.
"Director Kezia Suryaputra and I wanted to represent the inside of my head spiralling as I over-dramatise a situation, resorting to plotting a murder as retaliation for a (probably unimportant) wronging.
"I wanted it to reflect the glitzy, untouchable persona of my ego, who thinks she's infallible and always right.
"In reality, I try to stay quite reserved, but just for this song I wanted to indulge the hyper-emotional self I try to quash, one that I came to know quite well in teenage girlhood.
"The hazy, dreamy visuals (created by DOP Daniel Cai) and ornate sets (by production designer/ stylist Monica Tjandra) represent a not-so-great side of myself – one that craves attention, revenge and drama."