The pop conjurer is next in line to take the Queen of Pop moniker. Are you ready?
Pop newcomer CAPPA has a lot on her mind these days, namely where she's gonna find her next broken heart. In her brand new music video, standout jam "Next Ex," the upstart reflects on an undiscovered male suitor, that next guy to throw her world into a whirlwind—so then, of course, she can toss him aside. The music video, directed by Casey Cross (known for his work with Kesha, Roanoke and country singer Olivia Lane), thumps with the electric intensity of the neon lights of Las Vegas, flickering past the eyelids at a tremendous, breathtaking rate. Meanwhile, CAPPA dazzles the camera with her charm, unobstructed confidence and bright-eyed strength—she sheepishly stakes her claim as the next queen of pop, nonchalantly, of course.
"I see you standing at my front porch step again, holding your roses like a good old American, saying things I like to hear. Here we go again, here we go again…" she sighs on the first verse, before unleashing her exact intentions on the chorus. "You're gonna be my next ex-boyfriend. Yeah, we can fall in love for a week or two, just me and you…"
"I came up with the idea for ['Next Ex'] when I was in high school and always kept it in the back of my mind. I was waiting until I had the right inspiration to write it, though. It's just talking about how fickle relationships can be sometimes, and I'm basically making fun of myself in the song," she recently told The Young Folks about the song's early beginnings.
CAPPA also spoke intently about her musical transformation the past few years. She explained, "I actually did a bunch of different styles of music before settling on the indie-pop style that I'm doing now. I started playing music at the age of seven, so I tried a bunch of styles out and went through a lot of phases. I was in a couple of bands and did pop/rock for a long time before transitioning to pop/dance. It wasn't really an intentional rebranding as it was just growing up and figuring out who you are and what you want to portray artistically."
"Next Ex" is lifted from her just-released new EP, Queen of Hearts. The six-track collection contains such standouts as "Mad About U" and the percussive "Nirvana" cut. Grab the set now on iTunes.
Check out her remaining tour dates with Matt Wertz:
October 30 | Philadelphia, PA | World Cafe Live
November 10 | Detroit, MI | Magic Bag
November 11 | Grand Rapid, MI | TBD
November 12 | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall
November 13 | Minneapolis, NM | Studio B
November 15 | Madison, WI | High Noon Saloon
November 16 | Indianapolis, IN | White Rabbit
November 17 | Louisville, KY | Headliner Music
December 2 | Atlanta, GA | Aisle 5
December 3 | Birmingham, AL | Saturn
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