If there was a song in existence to make your life instantly sweeter in just a few opening bars, this was it.
South London singer Josie Man has conjured up a universe of glitter-infused kitsch and blissful tack in the visuals for her song “Colours” – and everyone’s invited. The hazy 80s-style music video sees Man defying her critics by being the most gloriously aesthetically loud version of herself, and embracing her own style in this ode to self-acceptance and love.
Twee whistles open the sugary track, with the singer’s saccharine vocals dancing on the melody.
“This song is very special to me as it’s about people not accepting who I am, what I stand for, how I choose to express myself and how people, in everyday life, should be kinder and more open minded,” explains Man “I came up with the treatment by taking from my real life experiences of people laughing at me and what I wear, and I turned it into something more playful. The cast of the vid are my family and friends which made turning my ideas into reality even more fun, my dad is actually also in the back of the dragon costume. I want to show people it’s okay to be yourself and this video is my way of doing that.”
Listen to “Colours” below…