“Live in fear or live free. The choice is ours,” reads the Youtube description of Mélat’s latest music video for “Dance Olivia.” That sentiment already permeates throughout the single, which sees the Austin-based artist singing about “dancing” through the world’s negativity over a hazy, bass-heavy production from NYC’s Obey City.
The new clip for “Dance Olivia” takes those themes to a darker and realer place, however, flipping the idea of “living free” to represent that of overcoming government surveillance.
“‘Dance Olivia’ is first video I’ve released all year. It’s a love song to the soul. It’s growing in the most important relationship we hold—the relationship with ourselves,” explains Mélat in an e-mail to Okayafrica.