Kota Banks cements her popstar status with ‘Child’ music video
When KOTA BANKS exploded on to the scene last year with her delectably sweet cut ‘Holiday’, she didn’t wait around for people to notice her – she demanded attention. Since then, she has kept her head down, smile wide, and has given the country a serious injection of unapologetic pop music that we have been so desperately craving. Couple that with the release of her surprise mixtape Prize earlier this year, and she’s unstoppable. But now, Prize standout ‘Child’ has gotten a visual and it’s the perfect snapshot of exactly what Kota Banks is going to do for the industry.
True to form, ‘Child’ is subdued yet electrifying pop banger that is overflowing with confidence, sass and feminist pride. And the visual matches that move for move. Filled with neon colours and hard-hitting dance moves, it’s a masterclass in choreography to fit a mood – there’s not a dancer in sight without a smile on their face. Not to mention, Banks doesn’t even show up until the last minute of the clip, but she makes sure her arrival is commanding and captivating, and she keeps the energy vibrant until the very end.
Of the video, Banks spoke about how the experience has allowed her to see ‘Child’ reimagined in a totally different way.
“Making the ‘Child’ music video was one of my favourite creative experiences thus far,” Banks said in a statement. “I got to see my song interpreted in a totally different art form and brought to life in the most colourful, energetic way.”
The video, choreographed by Daniel Wijngaarden, was actually quite spontaneous, according to Banks.
“The song was always just meant to make people dance and so this video whilst somewhat spontaneous was actually the perfect outcome.”
You can check Kota Banks on tour this September, including a slot at Brisbane’s Bigsound Festival. Full details below.
PRIZE Tour Dates
Tuesday September 4 – Friday September 7
Friday September 7
Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Friday September 14
Workers Club, Melbourne
Saturday 15 September
OAF Gallery, Sydney
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD