NOGA EREZ SIGNS TO CITY SLANG
Video For Debut Single “Dance While You Shoot” Out Now: (https://youtu.be/yz6I6zZP7OI)
First Ever US Shows Announced for December
Tel Aviv based musician Noga Erez has signed to City Slang Records and today released the video for her politically charged debut single “Dance While You Shoot.” Directed by Zhang + Knight, who describe the clip as set in “a stylised dystopian world where violence and struggle are depicted as pink,” the compelling new video can now be seen and shared here: https://youtu.be/yz6I6zZP7OI.
The grainy textures and potent atmospheres forged with her synths and ingenious beats bravely straddle genres, energized further by the environment in which she’s grown up. “We wanted to make a video for ‘Dance While You Shoot’ that showed everything associated with violence and corruption coupled with a soft, sweet visualisation,” says Erez. “The idea of using the color pink to soften the disturbing images was inspired by photography works from Richard Mosse’s ‘Infra’ series, and images from the 2011 Kampala riots in Uganda where protesters were sprayed with pink paint. We wanted to give the video an uncontrolled, bad-ass vibe while also presenting moments that felt real and genuine, and at other times felt almost fake and self convincing.”
“Dance While You Shoot” is now available as a digital single via iTunes and Spotify: http://nogaerez.lnk.to/dwys.
With “Dance While You Shoot,” Erez showcases her ability to transmute her own personal experience and the politics of the world around her into universally relatable songs, and in turn reveals herself as an artist to watch. One of her goals is, as she puts it, “to process the world, and deliver ideas on how to process it. If you’re able to create a musical context that captures the state you were in when you were writing it, that can potentially bring someone closer to understanding their own world.” In her case, this means articulating the fierce anger that lies behind the hypnotically percussive “Dance While You Shoot,” about the realization that “you can’t live without the government that ensures your basic needs, but at the same time takes your money, keeps you in the dark about the real, important matters that affect your life directly, while drowning you in manipulative media, ignorance and bureaucracy.”
As inspired by Björk, M.I.A. and fka Twigs as by Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean, the music she makes in collaboration with her partner and co-writer, composer and producer Ori Rousso exploits many of the more physical, dynamic elements of electronic music, while it also embraces a cerebral sensitivity that’s made her one of her home city’s most exciting, idiosyncratic artists. Noga’s music reflects how she’s learned to live. As she puts it, “I have this idea of giving people moments of thought and inspiration, and at the same time offering escapism and fun.”
Erez is currently working on her debut album, with more news to be announced soon.
Noga Erez tour dates:
NOV. 23 LONDON, UK XOYO+
NOV. 24 LONDON, UK Paper Dress Vintage
NOV. 29 BERLIN, DE Beat Geeks Party, Monarch
NOV. 30 BERLIN, DE Lido+
DEC. 2 PARIS, FR Élysée Montmartre#
DEC. 5 NEW YORK, NY Elvis’ Guest House
DEC. 6 BROOKLYN, NY Union Pool
+ Supporting Roosevelt
# Supporting Crystal Castles