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Bad Idea

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‘Bad Idea’ is a deeply personal song that draws on Theia’s struggle with self harm. The song’s lyrics are raw and honest but they’re set to an epic soundscape of warm and uplifting synths and a gritty rolling bass.

Theia’s vision for the video was to use skating as a metaphor for life: “Sometimes life gets you down and you have hard times. You fall over. Sometimes you dust yourself off and jump up again; other times you need a helping hand,” she explains.

The Kiwi singer and songwriter searched far and wide for a skater to help bring the video to life, and in her search came across a Vogue piece on Chicano style in LA and discovered fashion designer and professional roller skater Sailor Gonzales.

Theia contacted Sailor via social media and the pair began plotting the video over Skype and email. Soon LA-based DJ, artist, director and videographer Tragik was also on board to shoot, with Sailor directing, producing, styling and doing hair and make-up.

The video was shot on a summer’s day in LA and features Sailor alongside skaters Natalia Ruiz and Miriam Morales. It’s a positive and vibrant video, full of colour and conveying strength and hope.

Skaters: Sailor D. Gonzales Natalie Ruiz Miriam Morales

Videographer/editor: Tragik

Director/Producer: Sailor D. Gonzales

Clothing/Styling: Sailor D. Gonzales

Hair/ Makeup: Sailor D. Gonzales


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