LA-based indie-pop singer, songwriter, and Wurlitzer enthusiast, STACEY, is sharing her retro-celestial, debut album, Saturn Return, with the universe this Friday, May 21. Saturn Return (a time of aligning with one’s true path) is a musical cruise from 60s psychedelic day-trips to glossy 70s daydreams, and STACEY crystallizes the nostalgic longing of golden age pop records into lyrical refractions for the modern era. Ahead of its arrival, she drops a new song and video titled “Strange (But I Like It).”
On the latest single, STACEY says, “I’m so proud of this video as my directorial debut. Being an indie artist in a pandemic, I took on many roles to keep the team small and safe; I figured I’d just be my own band, so I learned all the instruments. I also produced, styled, art directed, and set decorated.”
She added, “Stylistically, I borrowed elements from classic films like Barbarella (1968) and The 10th Victim (1965). I also got really into space age-era fashion designers like Pierre Cardin and Rudi Gernriech, styling each of the band characters in authentic pieces of theirs. The singer’s dress however I had custom made. I dove deep into space-age design and architecture and was over the moon to connect with the owner of the yellow Idyllwild Futuro home. It was a dream to shoot there.”
“Strange (But I Like It)” is the crux of STACEY’s Saturn Return journey – leaving one’s home planet in pursuit of finding oneself and also finding a few fellow alien friends. The official music video is the songstress’ directorial debut, a 60s space-age Barbarella-inspired voyage. It is weird, tripped out, fashion, and a totally fun ride. Strange, yet so likable, the video features a Playboy-inspired 1970s Futuro house, a band of STACEYs, an alien entanglement, and so much more.
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