In the brand new video for “Locura,” Chilean pop singer Alex Anwandter sees purple. It leads with a trash hearth, symbolizing the chaotic, oppressive state of worldwide politics. The tune is the lead single off Anwandter’s upcoming album, Latinoamericana, out October 12th on Nacional Records.
“The video for ‘Locura’ is a visible analogy of the sensation I had after I wrote the tune,” Anwandter instructed Rolling Stone by way of electronic mail. “Watching the world burn, watching Trump all around the information 24/7, watching South America go loopy following fascist leaders, a part of the world wanting to return to a time when authoritarian males dominated and queer individuals and minorities have been brazenly and explicitly oppressed.”
Filmed in Chile and directed by Anwandter, the video reveals the artist onstage and seated within the viewers, inundated by a creeping sense of unease. Other contributors characterize a various array of Latin American individuals: a middle-aged girl tapping a cowbell, a male mariachi singer, a black girl in Carnival garb. Ominous pictures of President Trump flash intermittently on the display. Wielding a gun and a tube of lipstick, Anwandter reels from the fad whereas behind the wheel of his automotive, able to combust at any second.
“It’s typically a weird feeling to ‘carry out’ as an artist in a context like this one,” he continues. “In the video I’m myself from the viewers as I carry out: the performer is distraught by what he sees, whereas I’ve violent fantasies from inside the viewers.”