Born and raised in Austria, Leyya is back with a new single and one of their best videos to date for ‘Wannabe’. Released via Las Vegas Records/ +1 Records, the duo has proven yet again that they have an eye for unique music videos.
Directed by Ruper Höller, the video is masterfully shot and each shot is better looking than the previous one. The video opens with Sophie Lindinger singing to the camera in a single shot. As soon as the chorus kicks in, the quirkiness shines through. In an almost uncomfortable sense, her eyes wink synchronised to the playful melody. The use of warm colours (yellow, red and brown) is evident throughout. This makes you feel a slight sense of nostalgia as the lyrics remind you that we’ve all wanted to be someone else, even if only to see things from a different perspective.
Leyya says, “After releasing our Second Album ‘Sauna‘ we tried to avoid the Post-Release-down with being creative and writing new music straight away. The song is circling around a problem almost everyone can relate to: Wanting to be like somebody else. Ironically – we find – its often also the other way around.“
On the official music video for Leyya’s “Wannabe”, director Rupert Höller gives further insight, commenting: “‘Wannabe‘ is about the feeling that there is always someone cooler, better than you and the endless circle this thinking causes. You may think your neighbor is better, your neighbor thinks his neighbor is better, and the neighbor’s neighbor thinks you are better. In the video, we created a world where two clones are constantly fighting and making up again – like siblings that both hate and love each other, but both fighting for their status, both admiring and envying each other, and yet enjoying their company. This abstract world set in the glowing summer sun of Croatia’s landscape visualizes the absurdity of the dissatisfaction with one’s self and celebrates this feeling”