RANI ADI – Starkissed

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If you’re a fan of TV shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen Show then chances are you’ve already seen this artist perform bass for Dove Cameron. Now though she’s moving away from supporting an artist’s solo endeavours and instead is focusing on her own. In the music video for her debut single, RANI ADI delivers a queer love story about discovering one’s sexuality while facing the societal pressures of heteronormativity and homophobia. The perfect thing for this Pride Month.

Starkissed is an ethereal high that I simply will not be coming down from. Diving head first into an intoxicating production featuring a sensational groove that makes you want to sway from side to side and have the same euphoria you’d get from going to a Harry Styles concert, you’ll swiftly see this isn’t an ordinary debut. It’s a fantastical dream like fantasy that pulls you head first into her magical soundscape and makes you feel like you’re falling in love for the first time all over again. You’ll be swooning in no time as the melodies take over you and her angelic voice gently caresses your eardrums. It doesn’t stop there though, because as we’re going through this tale we see her openly unpack her journey of sexuality, lust, self-discovery and yearning, leading a sensational finale that will leave you breathless.

“I co-wrote and co-produced ‘Starkissed’ with my best friend and collaborator, Cole Mitchell. I had just gotten out of a complicated relationship with a girl who was closeted, and I wanted the song to capture that feeling of being in a euphoric but toxic relationship. We worked through the night and created Starkissed, which perfectly encapsulated my experiences of love, lust, heartbreak, and yearning.”


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