Today, Toronto-based alt-pop star Saya shares her stunning and cinematic music video for her latest single “Sick.” Her upcoming EP, Ready To Burn, will be out next year.
Lyrically, “Sick” explores feeligs of frustration, vulnerability, pain, and desire within a chaotic romance. These themes are exemplified in the music video by Saya taking center stage, confident and powerful while performing to an empty theater till her ex walks in, arousing moments of vulnerability and weakness within her.
“The video is an intimate and cinematic experience where I am performing for an audience of 1 – my ex lover. Startled by his appearance, there are moments throughout my performance where I struggle with allowing myself to put up with him. The song explores feelings of frustration, vulnerability, pain, power dynamics and desire. The video is voyeuristic in a sense and is a play on to how the lyrics are perceived. The director did an amazing job working with me to capture the song’s aesthetic sensibilities,” Saya says of the video.