With a fierce, ravenous energy and glamorous delivery, Brazilian activist, singer-songwriter, world-renowned drag queen and cross-cultural icon Pabllo Vittar’s new single ”Follow Me,” featuring British-Japanese pop artist Rina Sawayama, is a layered, texture-rich anthem for feeling empowered and having fun while doing so. Dancing your troubles away has long since been a recurring theme in music (because it’s a pretty great strategy for feeling better), but Vittar’s tune takes it to a whole new level, providing us with a banging track that mixes pop beats and electro interludes, resulting in high energy bliss.
Combining their flawless vocals, Vittar and Sawayama mirror each other in beautiful, contrasting harmony as they give us playful instruction on how to stomp out your problems on the dance floor.
“I’m so excited to release this song with Rina – she is such an icon and I’m so pleased we managed to make this song work as it’s the perfect combination of our music styles,” notes Vittar. “I really hope the fans love it as much as we do. Shooting the video was so much fun as well, wearing iconic outfits, and strutting our stuff on the runway! SERVE!”
The accompanying music video (directed by Amber Park alongside creative director Lauren Kessler) captures the song’s vibrancy with digital effects and dance numbers featuring Vittar and Sawayama. The look of the video (wardrobe, dancers, etc.) encapsulates classic drag and LGBTQ style, dance moves and dance culture; Vittar’s outfits exude perfection in an all but understated way, and Sawayama brings her own flair to the elaborately choreographed video.
Both Pabllo Vittar and Rina Sawayama have upcoming dates in Southern California including a date for Vittar in Hollywood at the Fonda Theater on April 13; Sawayama comes to LA for a concert also a the Fonda, April 9.
Words: Patti Sanchez