After spending some time across the pond and playing gigs around the UK, Los Angeles’ Veronica Bianqui is back home and ready to rock your heart away. Today she’s premiered with Grimy Goods her official video for “If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead.” Back in August we premiered the song with a Hot Artist Alert interview feature. Instantly hooked on its vibrant and catchy surf-inspired beat, its nice to see the bubyly track come to life with this new video.
In the style of Romeo and Juliet, only here the poison does not work on either lovebird, Bianqui awakens from a slumber running around town (Echo Park) in a panic. The vintage doll is on a mission to finish what she started in the name of love.
“The idea is that a lot of times when someone falls in love, they tend to lose themselves inside the other person,” shared Bianqui. It’s the kind of cliche that love and death are quite close in a way. Or even, why do people sometimes find something–like a baby or a little animal—so cute and lovable they just want to squeeze it to death? We are strange creatures. Just like with any other big life event, a part of you dies when you fall in love, but at the same time, a part of you is born. So, the video is a somewhat surreal play on the balance between love and death.”
Directed by Arabella Anderson, who incorporated the quirky 60’s John Waters-esque vibe Bianqui was seeking, the video definitely has a comedic side to it. Watch it all unravel below.
Veronica Bianqui will perform at this Sunday, January 17 at FOMO Fest at the Echoplex. Purchase your tickets here. Her forthcoming EP which includes “If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead” is due out later this year.