Safe to say, Kristina Bazan is a veritable phenomenon. She rose to prominence as the very young force behind fashion/travel site Kayture, and she’s a model who has turned singer – without any of the skepticism sometimes attached to such modern media hyphenates.
To wit, this seductive, thought-provoking new single and video “VR,” which BlackBook premieres here. Part Luc Besson sci-fi enigma, part David Lynch noir mystery, it shows Bazan lasciviously glammed up, and getting particularly friendly with a dancer’s pole. Her come hither croon is, to say the least, irresistible.
“I had the idea of this night club,” she reveals, “where men and women can go to have a drink and relax while meeting people in VR. The whole song talks about this, the contrast of illusion and reality, what feels real and what in fact is not. And especially our need for ‘instant turn-on'”
The track itself has a slinky, new wavey aesthetic, perfectly underpinning the sensuality of her vocal delivery.
“It’s influenced by ’80s rock music, with a psychedelic disco vibe,” she says. “I wanted something sexy and fun, yet with an underlying melancholy and mystery. Bands like Blondie and Siouxsie & the Banshees inspired the creation of the song.”
The single is taken from her debut EP, EPHV1, which will be released October 26 – followed by a full album in January 2019. She promises it will be very much about how technology lords over our lives.
“It’s going to be very eclectic,” she explains, “with many different influences and directions, and a predominant electronic, futuristic, technologic feel.”