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Indie88 Premiere: Jordi Up Late shares colourful animated video for new track ‘IDRK’

LA-based pop artist Jordi Up Late has returned with an animated video for her new track “IDRK,” premiering now on Indie88.

“IDRK” is a soft, rollicking tune with a captivating beat and silky vocals. The melodies are sure to get you swaying along. The catchy tune sees Jordi Up Late delivering lines like, “When will I know/ How to give a fuck?” The self-animated video follows some retro futuristic clips. It follows a fish-like creature making its way through a colourful, tripped out landscape.

“More than anything ‘IDRK’ is about being honest with myself,” Jordi Up Late explains. “I’ve been in lust and I’ve maybe loved people from afar but I’ve never fallen in love, told them, and meant it. I’m coming to terms with the fact that sex, for me, can create the illusion of intimacy where lust and love become tangled and confused. In truth ‘I don’t really know’ what it is to fall deeply for someone on a mental and physical level. I’ve only experienced one or the other. Writing this song meant coming to terms with that and singing it keeps me self aware, reminding me what it is I’m ready and looking for.”

Watch the video for “IDRK” below.

Revisit “Wasting Away” from Jordi Up Late

Back in October, we premiered Jordi Up Late‘s video for “Wasting Away.” The track revolves around a perfectly bubbly bedroom pop instrumental line. Jordi Up Late’s silky vocals take the lead, delivering lines like, “Tell me I’m fine but show no love/ Be there in time to give me up.” The accompanying video was also directed, animated, and edited by Jordi Up Late herself. It comes packed with flashing, colourful graphics that are sure to captivate you.

“‘Wasting Away’ is about a flirtationship,” Jordi Up Late explains. “Every once in a while we have a friend who gives us one too many lingering glances and a few too many compliments for platonic. Teasing cane fun but sometimes frustrating if you are waiting for the other shoe to drop but it never does and meanwhile, you are ‘Wasting Away.’”

Revisit the video for “Wasting Away” below.

Lead photo courtesy of Isabel Damberg.

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