On October 22nd, Wild Black released her new single and video “Moon Star Lover”, premiered on AFROPUNK. The video is directed by Toronto’s Lulu Wei who set out with the project “to subvert the idea of summer camp and create a camp that is diverse- celebrating our uniqueness, our queerness, our varying shades of melanin – reflect the camp we would’ve wanted to attend.”
The first generation Ethopian-Canadian singer says of “Moon Star Lover”, whose track and video are deeply personal to her:
“I wrote Moon Star Lover during a time of serious transition and I wanted to transform my journey and the honesty I was ready to express into something beautiful and fun that celebrates and focuses on queer femme and non-binary folks of color. Something that reflects who we are and the people we want to see more of in this industry.
Coming out is one of the hardest things that someone can do for many different reasons. For me it created some inner conflict and tension, especially as the daughter of a Muslim Ethiopian immigrant. It has been a bittersweet and very slow process, but making this song and this video served as a therapeutic catalyst for my self expression, and self love. Life is unpredictable and I guess if you leave it to the moon and the stars, everything unfolds the way it’s meant to.”
Wild Black is excited to play her first show opening for Louise Burns at The Baby G, Toronto on Nov 14th and continue creating music for her debut LP due next Fall 2020. Stay Close.
Hello! I’m Alaina. I live in the very charming city of Montreal. Music is something I’m very passionate about. You’ll probably catch me gushing about some rock album or the other, analyzing a bunch of lyrics or raving about a recent concert. I live for live music and heavy basslines.
Writing is another one of my loves. What better way to capture and immortalize my thoughts? You take music and you take writing, combine the two and……boom – a match made in heaven. Music Journalism. That’s the dream.