Earlier today, electro-R&B singer Bonzai
released a video for her single "I Feel Alright," which was released about a month ago. When I first heard the song, one of the first things that stood out to me was how good the production is, so of course I was curious as to who worked on it. Unsurprisingly, the song was produced by Bonzai herself, Mura Masa
, and Danny L Harle
, which explains the fun palette of sounds present in the song. The whole song, and especially the chorus, is ridiculously catchy, and will probably be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. "I Feel Alright" is the first single Bonzai has released from her upcoming debut album.
The video itself features Bonzai and a bunch of fashionable friends living it up at a party in the middle of the woods. As they dance around a bonfire later and later into the night, things get a little trippier. Subtle details like the motion trails, speed changes, and a color-shifting fire add a little bit of strangeness to what otherwise seems like a pretty normal, pretty fun woods party. With lyrics like "still don't know what's real/but I feel good," the vibe in the video is definitely a good fit for the song. The thing I like best about the video itself is the subtlety of those effects, but really the star of the whole thing is the song. Everything about it, from Bonzai's voice to the optimism of the lyrics to the upbeat production from Mura Masa and Danny L Harle, is really on point.