New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Indie-pop singer/songwriter Virginia to Vegas
has released the video for his catchy single, "Yesterday."
The video was directed by the artist, whose real name is Derik Baker, along with his longtime creative director Justin Alexis (That Good Graphic), and takes viewers on the journey of a short-lived romance. Shot on-location in Los Angeles, the video takes advantage of the deserts' natural beauty and features sweeping shots of the dramatic desert sunset that serves as a backdrop to the recounting of the failed love story. Released as a single in October, "Yesterday
" quickly became a fan favourite and continues to climb radio charts.
Commenting on the single and the video the singer/songwriter remarked, "Creating the video for 'Yesterday' was one of the most fun experiences I've had in music thus far. Justin and I started planning the video a few months ago and we wanted to create something that felt like a movie. We wanted the video to have a Bonnie and Clyde feel to it, but were also inspired by the ominous and subtle tones of Black
Mirror. We gave ourselves three days to film the video in Los Angeles and, being a small team of two, we really had to learn to roll with the punches quickly. I think what we ended up with was something different than what we expected, but it was fun to see the video take on a mind of its own. Really excited for everyone to see it, and hope everyone watching it enjoys it as much as we enjoyed creating it"
Recognized as a fitting example of tomorrow's global pop star, Virginia to Vegas
cut his teeth in the music industry writing songs for a variety of pop artists and showcasing originals on YouTube. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Baker combines indie-pop choruses with sticky electronic melodies, garnering him over 60 million streams worldwide and 3 platinum selling singles. Further, Baker has continued to make a mark for himself as a writer, co-writing and producing Blackbear's hit single "IDWK." Not one to rest on his laurels, Virginia to Vegas
continues to innovate and elevate his sound as he expands his reach internationally via a new partnership with Astralwerks.