WTRGRL ‘Scream’ | Premiere

“You knew how to make me laugh when all I knew was how to cry,” sings Chloe Saavedra on the newest sonic and green-blend genius of her new solo project WTRGRL. Titled ‘Scream,’ Saavedra crafts spine-chilling lyrics, peacefully luring into a climactic experimental electronic meld guided by tranquil piano arrangements.

The gradual escalation of ‘Scream’ is displayed in the premiering music video, directed by Caris Kuhn, with a visually centered hypnotizing moon and the dark corners of a forest while WTRGRL gracefully maneuvers through the ethereal chaos of frantic anxiety and finding comfort in a partner and affection via track’s chorus, “it feels so good, I could scream.”

Saavedra details ‘Scream’: “It’s interesting how anxiety can closely parallel serenity and how elation can mirror terror. “Scream” embraces those dichotomies sonically and lyrically by having the production go from classical piano and strings to massive bursts of erratic kick drums like the suspense and chaos of a thunderstorm.”

The director Caris Kuhn explains more about the video’s inspirations: “Our DIY attitude and shared love of all things fantasy is at the core of this video. The inspiration parallels our equally scattered interests, drawing references from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Lord of the Rings, Shania Twain, and Lenny Kravitz. But with all that, what I wanted was for WTRGRL to look hot and for the video to be interesting, and I feel we did that.”

Chloe Saavedra, LA-based Swedish-Mexican American producer, drummer, and singer/songwriter, breaks out with WTRGRL, her first self-formed project that embodies a fresh composition of stardom quality, immense talent, and limitless creative expression. Saavedra just finished up touring as drummer and backup vocalist for Caroline Polachek headline tours in North America, UK, and Europe, where she got the chance to perform at some of the biggest stages in the world: Primavera Sound, Coachella, Glastonbury Lollapalooza, All Point East and many more.

WTRGRL’s new EP ‘DRIP1’ will be out on June 30th; keep your eyes peeled.

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Photographer:  Callum Walker Hutchinson

Words: Karolina Kramplova