Today, Australian rapper, songwriter, and artist Zheani shared a whimsical look into her mind with the release of a music video for single “Lava”. The clip, created in collaboration with artist Mik Shida, finds Zheani in her own fantasy world split through states of zen and bursts of animated color, as she summons a friend to cure her loneliness. Serving as the opener of The Zheani Sparkes EP, the song showcases a uniquely “Zheani” sound often described as “Fairy-Trap” combining trap motifs with elements of art-pop. The quirky beat found on “Lava” is sprinkled with autotuned affirmational lyrics painting a picture filled with tropical vibes and beautiful creatures.
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Speaking on the track Zheani states: “Lava represents happiness. It is an anthem for going on a holiday in your mind. At this point in my life I am happy in my heart but with the current state of the world, expressing it outwardly feels performative. For me it’s comical watching myself trying to express “happiness” as a convincing performance for the camera. Lava itself was very much “fake happiness until you make happiness” and I hope like a placebo it has that effect on others during a time it’s probably needed the most.”