Known for her futuristic electro-pop sound, Charli XCX is no stranger to most of us! The 27-year old singer gave fans the opportunity to edit and have fun with her music video for a new track called ‘Claws’, off her upcoming quarantine album, How I’m Feeling Now.
Charli’s definitely brave with this offer because basically, anyone can edit in anything! She released the non-edited cut with her dancing and performing in front of a green screen by tweeting out a WeTransfer link.
🌱🤪 claws green screen edit available now for u to download and play with. can’t wait to see me dancing in front of a load of rush bottles. go crazy angels 🤪🌱 https://t.co/NtGOmEucv8 pic.twitter.com/T2sTrhrrdF
— Charli (@charli_xcx) May 3, 2020
Besides the troll submissions with questionable background edits (9/11 and porn clips included), there were many cool and adorable edits – someone even did an Animal Crossing themed edit that was too cute to handle.
Yesterday, Charli took to her IG Story to share some of her favourite edits and surprisingly – one was done by a Malaysian hailing from Kuala Lumpur, who’s known on Instagram as Hirashe! The pop-star even stated that she’s “obsessed with this”.
And tbh, we understand why – out of all the edits we’ve seen so far, the video edited by Hirashe looks like a legit music video. Upon further stalking, it turns out, Hirashe is actually a freelance visual director and one of the video editors of local indie visual collective Rocket Mob.
Take a look at Hirashe’s video edit for ‘Claws’ and tell me if that isn’t cool…
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The 24-year old told JUICE that the direction he chose for the edit is an “ethereal-glitchy-bubblegum-pop-computer-aesthetic”. He figured that it would suit the song knowing that it was produced by 100 Gecs’ Dylan Brady, and by creating multiple Charli XCX-es in the edit, it would fit the repeating vocal lines as well.
Hirashe did a great job on this!
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