Swedish singer, songwriter, Emmanuelle June, debuts her first single for the sultry, daring song, “Snake Spit.” The track, produced by Chris Kaz, blends her hypnotic melodies over distinct beats creating an entrancing sound that pulses with energy.
’Snake Spit’ is about Kundalini rising. Awakening desire and slaying demons,” says June. “I wrote the lyrics in London in early 2019. Walking around Kensington Gardens I began pondering on the word serpentine since I was walking past the Serpentine Gallery every day. Also, a cobra happens to be one of my spirit guides ever since I was a child.
The video for “Snake Spit,” directed by Academy Award™ nominated cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey and June herself, was shot entirely in Los Angeles at The Dream Hotel in the heart of Hollywood. June also edited the video and had this to say about the creative process and concept behind it:
We wanted to make the video highly claustrophobic and fervent to reveal a character filled with desire and compulsion… Longing and desire as savage as Oscar Wilde’s Salomé and as crippling and morbid as the playwright, Sarah Kane’s work, Psychosis 4.48. We had a couple of other locations and details such as costume and make up set, however, after that one shoot on the balcony, looking through the footage we just looked at each other and said, ‘This is it.’ It’s fully shot within the doorframe of a balcony at The Dream Hotel in Hollywood – hence the massive orbs and pixels of colorful lights. It’s all the lights of Hollywood. I see these lights as separate entities that are inside the character’s head which is a full-on frenzy of lights and movement, whereas the reality is she is isolated and in confinement which could very well be an asylum. This being a direct reflection of how society has treated strong, confident women throughout history. I edited the video during quarantine in LA. It was a real challenge to edit since every single frame of hours and hours of footage was magically intriguing and perfectly shot… need I mention Seamus is one of the greatest cinematographers in the world.
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