Monday, April 22, 2024

Riotron and Big Freedia team up for music video with a message

Canadian electro-pop artist Riotron joins forces with queen of bounce Big Freedia to release the new video for their song, “Drop a Bomb.”

A fun-fueled, high-energy song about being yourself fearlessly without worrying who you are going to offend, “Drop a Bomb” is a perfect addition for your summer playlist.

Big Freedia was drawn to the collaboration by “the beat, the energy and the message.” declares the queen of bounce. 

“Drop a Bomb” is produced by Matt Malpass and you can stream it here. The video was animated and directed by Alex Salyer (Miley Cyrus, Trixie Mattel) in which the artists are uniquely portrayed in cartoon form.

Director Salyer said “the song felt like a fun reminder of how important it is to let go of insecurities, drop everything you’re doing, and dance your butt off as often as you can. I want to highlight queerness in a fun, wacky, and joyful way. All are welcome in my cartoon land.”

Freedia added that the animating process “was so fun! I loved the process of creating my animated image. We had a great meeting where we were able to see the basics of the animated video, and I just loved it! It really captured the fun energy of the song. Drop a bomb on ‘em!” 

Jeff Fettes, aka Riotron, reached out to Big Freedia, thinking Freedia’s style would be an interesting contrast to his. Says Jeff, “I had wanted a throwback ’90s style rap interlude and thought, imagine if someone like Big Freedia just exploded into a third verse right here. Freedia was on tour and stopped into a studio in Cincinnati for an evening and just did it. The first time I heard it, I literally jumped out of my chair and said, “Yes! This!” 

Says Freedia about connecting on the song, “we have been mutual fans of each other for a while, so I was happy to collaborate on this.”

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