SATICA Lets Her Guard Down in the Silky Smooth "Take A Walk" [PREMIERE]
SATICA has been making vibrant music since 2014, but she actually discovered her interest in singing at just five years old and began writing her own songs at age 15. The Cambodian-American singer had a humble upbringing that plays a major role in her songwriting, with influences that range from indie rock, hip hop, Motown, and contemporary R&B. In anticipation of her forthcoming EP, SATICA is giving us an early taste of what is to come with "Take A Walk."
With a clear-cut message, "Take A Walk" sees SATICA finally putting her guard down and being 100% real with not only this other person in question but also with herself. "Take A Walk" features warm acoustics and refreshing bass lines that perfectly complement SATICA's smooth vocal range. Compared to the rest of her discography, "Take A Walk" truly reflects SATICA's growth as a musician and human, having endured a monumental transition in the past year of her life.
On "Take A Walk," SATICA reflected,
"A little older and a little wiser this time around, it was important that my writing perspective reflected my growth as a human. This past year has been the most transitory part of my young adult life and as a result, i’ve learned so much in such a small period of time. I was previously in a space where I was relatively sheltered. I had my family/friends in Long Beach, I was in a long term relationship of seven years, then life happened and my safety net changed. This was the first year i’ve actually ever had full autonomy over my life and it has been liberating and terrifying all at once. I realized pride and ego ain’t shit compared to happiness. So I wrote 'Take a Walk' with my producer friends Jordan Blackmon and Donye'a Goodin to capture a moment of honesty and vulnerability by giving someone the opportunity to say their piece instead of icing the situation. It was me expressing the need for a no BS, no guard, no defenses, just be real with everything type conversation."
The accompanying visual for "Take A Walk" open with SATICA in a beautiful satin dress with nude colors all around her. As "Take A Walk" leads into the melodic chorus, phrases in Khmer are projected onto the screen as dancers gracefully move with the music. At one point, SATICA changes her outfit to a black dress with a veil that symbolizes the darker side of her. By the end of the music video, SATICA is perched on a bench at Echo Park as we are left with a gorgeous shot of the Los Angeles skyline.
On the "Take A Walk" music video, SATICA shared,
"When coming up with the video concept, I knew I wanted to express two feelings. A fake reality and an actual reality. I sat down with the director Alex Oh and we brainstormed how we can emote these feelings visually. All I knew for sure is that I wanted movement, neutral colors with red and black as the focal point. We created this story line where it starts with me in this raw bare form at Echo Park and then flips to the dream haze. I wasn’t on talking terms with this person at the time and all I had of him were the parts that existed in my mind. So I wanted to portray those memories and chaos through shadows and dancing. Also, in the satin dream setting; i’m a bit more polished and shiny, which is a facade that sometimes I put on. As a female in this industry, there’s a pressure of feeling like you need to have your shit together and there’s a certain way I have to carry myself that in order navigate, that sometimes carries on into my personal life in not so positive ways. In reality I’m human, I’m weird, awkward, emotional, and everything in between and the park scenes was me stripping myself from all ego and pride."