Rising electro-pop outfit Magdalena Bay has released the official music video for their newest single “Venice” (Luminelle Recordings). The visual for the chill, pop song was directed by Pete Ohs and pairs its hot Los Angeles setting with an unexpected winter wonderland, fitting for the tune’s apocalyptic undertone. Punctuated by a laidback beat, handclaps, a boisterous bass groove, and glimmering, sun-kissed vocals, “Venice” encourages us to live in the now as the end of the world closes in.
Watch the video now below.
“Pete, the director, brought us the video idea and we loved how the surreal winteriness of it played against the song’s summer vibes,” shares the duo of Mica Tenenbaum (singer/songwriter) and Matthew Lewin (producer/songwriter). “It’s the first time we worked with a whole team on a video, instead of just making something in our living room green screen studio, so it was super special and fun for us.”
The Los Angeles-based, Miami-raised duo infuse a throwback spirit into 21st century cinematic pop as they gleefully keep their D.I.Y. edges intact. Under the influence of Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, and Art Angels from Grimes, Magdalena Bay, who’ve been making music together since high school, picked up a thread from their early prog band roots a la the “the eighties key changes” and developed a handcrafted sound and vision. Matt produced everything himself, while Mica took over the visuals, editing and directing.
Magdalena Bay has kept up a steady pace over the last few years via a series of original singles and videos, including their single “Neon,” which has generated almost 2 million Spotify streams. Earning media praise from the blogosphere for their feel-good pop music, Magdalena Bay has accumulated more than 4 million total streams on Spotify.
“To us, Magdalena Bay is all about crafting great songs and creating a visual world around them,” the twosome shares. “We want to make a world that pulls people in and makes them want to stay forever.”