Voguing, the house dance evolved from Harlem's Black and Latino LGBTQ community in the '80s, plays a big part in the creative narrative for the track. I sat down with Kahreign to discuss her thoughts behind the track and visual:View this post on Instagram
2020 has been scary enough but refusing to let go of the past has haunted me most of my life. ‘Scorpio’ out now on my YouTube page! (Tap the link in my bio) Happy Spooky season * * 🎥 @newmancman 👗 @memegold 💃🏽 @_this_is_alma_ 💃🏽 @chusblancosa Produced and written by meeeeee
“I love the art style of vogueing and so you see a lot of it in the video. The LGBTQ+ community is my home as I have always felt safe and free to express myself in those spaces. I wanted to embrace different personas including the inner-child, the darker shadow-self, the blasé femme fatales and a hopeless romantic”Championing local talent, Kahreign wears 3x distinct custom pieces by Meme Gold throughout the visual. Independent creator and designer for her clothing brand, Meme’s handmade designs have been worn by the likes of Joy Crookes, Maya Jama, Princess Nokia, and Ms Banks.
“It’s been a tough couple of months. 2020 has been scary enough but refusing to let go of the past has haunted me most of my life. I wanted to create a visual that draws in different bodies of creatives working together. N.I.A.M.O.S has replenished so much energy into the local arts over the last few years by bringing back a hub for so many amazing artists in Manchester to collaborate. It was only right for me to pick N.I.A.M.O.S as the location for the filming with its eerie and beautiful textures The song itself echoes a lot of the early 2000's pop fantasy and aesthetic. I wanted the track to feel a little cheesy and catchy but dark through the use of hard synths”.You can catch the visual for 'Scorpio' here... Follow Kahreign