“When I read the script for the video clip, I knew [director] Emilie Badenhorst was onto something really special,” Dom Dolla said of his new music video.
This "special" project, the audiovisual for his 2021 single, "Strangers" (with Mansionair), is now live. And Dolla wasn't lying.
Shot in Cape Town, South Africa, "Strangers" tells a free-spirited love story marked by golden hour meadows, stolen kisses and intimate moments in club bathrooms. Bookending the adventure are crashing waves and chirping seagulls as our two protagonists come together and find each other on the coast. It's fleeting, profound and—yes—horny, playing into a nostalgic recollection of youth and adolescence.
Meanwhile, the thumping four-on-the-floor beat of "Strangers" plays in the background, marked by soulful vocals and a sensual tech house melody.
"I wanted something that was a visual representation of 'strangeness,' something you wouldn’t necessarily expect from the pretty melodies within the song,” Dolla explained.
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Shot in Cape Town and directed by Emilie Badenhorst, the music video celebrates individuality and the experience of "strangeness."