Eva X is a gothic pop robot girl singing about human things. Her creations include synthpop to feed your ears and brain with haunting vocals, reflective thoughts and danceable beats.
Machine is the first look at Eva X's upcoming album "I Dream of a Reality". Eva X has the following to say about the song annd its story:
"I have a complicated relationship with my body. I do love it, but sometimes I wish it was different. Less fat. Bigger lips. Straighter nose.
I wrote Machine in a vulnerable spot, when I'd have given anything to feel beautiful like other women on social media. Chasing that aesthetic with injections and makeup was powerful, but also scary- I could create the face and body I wanted, but what would happen when it wore off?
I took all of these tangled feelings and poured them into Machine. When I brought the demo to my coproducers, Shane and Adam immediately jumped on it, bringing it to life with a frenetic energy that captured perfectly how alluring and isolating that illusion can be.
In the music video, I wanted to explore what being beautiful in the alternative community looks and feels like, and how far we go for aesthetics. I taught myself choreography to capture the movement I wanted. Erik and I designed a video that captured both the sexiness I wanted and the reality of cutting and injecting ourselves for it."
Written and produced by: Gabrielle Gustafson, Shane Stephenson, Adam Mah
Mixed by: Shane Stephenson (Listening Party Recordings)
Mastered by: Eric Oehler (Submersible Studios)
An Erik Gustafson Cinematography production
Video concept and story: Gabrielle Gustafson
Directed, shot and edited by Erik Gustafson
1st Assistant Director: Gabrielle Gustafson
2nd Camera Op and G&E: Jacob Stone
Hi-tech lowlife, and surgery set design: Ritch Napierkowski
FFO: Grimes, Ayria, Poppy