For months now, we’ve been singing the praises of buzzworthy local indie pop singer CAPPA, whose self-tited, debut EP dropped back in May, the same day she played our Acme Feed & Seed showcase, to one of the most enthusiastic crowds we’ve seen in a year of hosting events downtown. Channeling a sound not dissimilar from moody, etherial, electronic tendencies of Banks, Grimes, and Broods, but with the sweetness and pop accessibility of Taylor Swift, CAPPA’s hypnotic sound and revamped image (she formerly played pop rock under her birth name, Carla Cappa) has been picking up steam nationwide, landing her a top 10 single on Spotify’s U.S. Viral chat, multiple Hype Machine top 10s, praise from countless national press outlets, and a handful of high-profile remixes.
Needles to say, we’re hooked, and we couldn’t be more excited to exclusively premiere the rising starlet’s latest music video, for breakout track “Killin’ It.” Shot in downtown Nashville by Sara Kiesling, the vid captures the vibe of being young and free, with CAPPA and friends skating around rooftops, cruising across bridges, and just generally soaking up the scenery.
On the concept, CAPPA tells us:
“I wanted the video to feel like the concept in my head when I was writing the song. It’s about how all my friends and I are basically making our own way in life. We’re all super motivated. A lot of Nashville is like that. Everyone has big dreams and were not really letting anyone tell us no. Sometimes the music biz eludes to this image that everything is bigger than life and fancy.
Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s writing a song on your keyboard and then running around a parking garage with your friends and drinking $2 beers.”
Watch “Killin’ It” below, and be sure to catch CAPPA live when she opens for Vinyl Thief and Dinner and a Suit next Saturday, Aug. 8 at Mercy Lounge! Also, be sure to check out this in-depth interview on her episode of our No Country For New Nashville Podcast.