The Russian-born, Berlin-based composer and singer KOY has just released the video for her new single ‘Heat’, a synthy, new-wave electro-pop number that nods to 80s dance music but also has a distinctly contemporary feel. Like most of her other work, ‘Heat’ is also not easily confined to a musical genre; her musical production testifies to her travelling between Berlin, Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen.
Along the way, KOY has collected a range of musical influences that become audible within her tracks. Yet her music both celebrates and denies the boundaries of nationalities. The music video itself reflects KOY’s hybridisation of style forms. The video for ‘HEAT’ combines polychromatic hues with found footage and eccentric typography, making for a multi-layered audio-visual collage. The video also features moving imagery of KOY herself, intervening within a montage of visual references paying homage to vintage horror and sci-fi culture, portraying various historical monster figures, fears and hopes.
‘Heat’ was recorded in Bergen, Norway and was the result of a collaboration between KOY and Norwegian producer Matias Tellez, mastered by Jørgen Træen.