SONG PICK: Ralph – Gravity [Video]
Toronto-based artist Ralph (née Raffa Weyman) enchants once more with her new single, the dance floor-ready and instantly catchy “Gravity.” I still have one of her previous hits, “Tables Have Turned,” in my ears. She knows how to bring joy and confidence into this world. More, please!
Ralph’s latest single also comes with a clear mission, as she explains:
“When I was younger, Electric Circus was the coolest thing happening in Toronto. I would try to stay up late so I could watch the furry cowboy hats and tube tops on TV, and I truly wanted to grow up so I could dance at EC. This song is an ode to 90s house with a contemporary pop flair. I want to make people dance to this one.”
Listen to “Gravity,” our club-ready Song Pick of the Day:
Connect with Ralph and watch the super cool video animated by NYC-via-Toronto multidisciplinary artist Amika Cooper (AKA Blackpowerbarbie), who is well-versed in illustration, collage, and 2D animation. The technicolor video finds cartoon Ralph navigating outer space among playfully nostalgic 90s motifs.
Asked about her collaboration with Amika Cooper, Ralph provides:
“I’ve admired Amika’s work for awhile. There’s a strength and beauty in the women she creates, so I reached out to see if she’d be interested in illustrating a video for me and creating a cartoon Ralph. My vision was a combination of Sailor Moon meets Gucci animation campaign meets Anime meets Britney Spears’s ‘Oops’ video and the results are perfect.”
Without further ado, click the play button already:
Add “Gravity” to your playlist on Spotify:
Photo credit: Mariah Hamilton