Last night, Toronto pop queen Ralph was a guest star on Canada’s Drag Race, and today she’s shared a new animated video for “Crush.”
Ralph created this sweet pop track as an ode to the world of female pop she grew up with, with artists like Mandy Moore, Robyn, and Jennifer Paige’s “Crush.” The accompanying ultra-nostalgic video, which was animated by Amika Cooper (AKA blackpowerbarbie), sees an animated pre-teen in a distinctly Y2K bedroom.
“The story behind the ‘Crush’ video is an ode to how magical it was to be a pre-teen in the early 2000s,” Cooper explains. “I wanted to find a way to depict the kind of fever dream you would enter while sitting in your room, reading teen magazines and listening to your favourite pop stars and just being swept up in the fantasy of pop music.”
Watch the video for “Crush” below.
Lead photo courtesy of Mariah Hamilton.