We generally love as time starts to calm down for a bit, allowing us time to expand our sight and listen to music a bit more in the margins. On our latest peek into the R&B world we are checking out “wait on me” the latest KIANA. KIANA is a Toronto-based R&B artist known for her soulful and moody soundscapes that explore themes of heartbreak and personal growth. Her music, influenced by her unique Persian and Dutch background, has gained recognition on radio stations and in her hometown. With over half a million global plays, KIANA’s work has been featured in prestigious publications and she has performed on significant stages and at major Canadian festivals. She is rapidly rising as an artist to watch in the music industry.
With this music video already making the short list at the Berlin Commercial Festival, you know this has to be good. This visually stunning work of art pays homage to the strength, audacity, and courage of women worldwide, celebrating their unwavering determination to chart their own destinies. The songwriter, KIANA, drew inspiration from the incredible women of Iran who have defied societal norms and oppressive rules to reclaim their autonomy and rights, fearlessly embracing the freedom to make choices and live life on their own terms.
The music video unfolds as a poignant love story set against the backdrop of a prison-like confinement, where two lovers find themselves cruelly separated from one another. Throughout the video, their yearning for each other is palpable as they call out in desperate longing. The female lead, portrayed by KIANA herself, becomes the embodiment of resilience and cunning. Her character seizes a moment of opportunity, captivating the attention of a prison guard and building an electrifying sexual tension. In a daring act of bravery, she cunningly acquires the guard’s knife, symbolizing the empowerment of women who refuse to be held back by oppressive forces.
The narrative is inspired by a real-life Iranian couple whose lives were forever altered after a viral video depicted them dancing joyfully in front of Iran’s Freedom Tower, an act deemed defiant by the authorities. This gripping tale unfolds in the heart of Tehran, Iran, but it’s portrayed in a dystopian, sci-fi rendition of the city, lending an intriguing and surreal atmosphere to the video. KIANA’s creative vision, along with the director Sina Dolati’s love for slasher and horror films, led to the incorporation of a 90s film style for the final scene, infusing the video with an exhilarating and cinematic quality that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
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