Alligator"), Melbourne-via-Brisbane artist Squidgenini returns with her new single called "Watched By U", that in her own words, is "a love song dedicated to the sacred mirrors in life." She goes on to explain: "We live in an increasingly digital world where we are constantly watching and analysing each other and ourselves. Not only that, but this incessant analysing and reflection seems very much a way of life."
For the single's accompanying music video, which was shot in South West Victoria, Squidgenini and her team acknowledge the traditional owners, the Gunditjmara people and pay their respects to the elders, both past and present. They acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded and that this is stolen land. Partnering with her pals Maria Bui (cinematography), Ellen Taylor (editing) and Sadie Prego (computer graphics), the group brought "Watched By U" together by way of a DIY masterpiece that touches the soul and provokes the viewer to ponder the meaning of the track and how one may analyse oneself and others, whether it's constructive or damaging.
"Watched By U" not only demonstrates Squidgenini's growth as an artist but also personal growth in all aspects. Stripping bare - literally - Squidgenini has shown her vulnerable side when you have nothing to hide behind, being your true self without using clothes as a mask.
"I feel like everything we do is always watched by something higher. Something greater than 'us'", says Squidgenini. "Even now, we are watched by all the technology we have created for ourselves. We are always being surveilled. But this seems to be how we learn and grow as humans. Life is constant communication and reflection."
Check out the video for "Watched By U" below.
"Watched By U" is available now on iTunes.
Premiere via Purple Sneakers.