Becca Richardson - "Wanted" (video) (premiere)

by Jonathan Frahm

12 September 2017

Becca Richardson's new song is an ethereal dreamscape of electropop and blues that fades the lines between surrealism, symbolism, and what is real.
Photo: Jasmine Archie 

“‘Wanted’ is about public image and the human gaze,” says Becca Richardson of her latest single.

“For the video, I played with the idea of personifying the gaze into this antagonist who is haunting me and manipulating my image, restraining my body at times, putting their fingers on me and leaving a mark.”
To be certain, the “Wanted” music video sees constant shifts between Richardson and her unnamed antagonist. It’s an ethereal and ominous art-pop ensemble that fits snugly into the initial vibe put forth by the song.

Richardson rides a line between electronic and blues influences that you don’t really hear about every day. She takes her uncanny melding of musical sentiments and applies them to themes of autonomy, of womanhood, and of accepting her own differences as one in seven billion.

If you like the art you are hearing and seeing in “Wanted”, Becca Richardson’s full-length LP, We Are Gathered Here will be released on 6 October. 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.

//Mixed media

TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

READ the article