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88Rising’s Lexie Liu’s new music video is a liberation from the mundane.
Sunset, ocean, fire, and peace. In her latest music video, “OK, OK, OK,” Lexie Liu deliberates the ethereal nature of liberation from a fabricated, emphatically restrictive world.
The video, along with the single, was released on September 30th of this year, transitioning from robotic routines, stiff dance moves, and lifeless expressions to magnificent and dreamy scenes of otherworldly nature. The video is directed by RISD graduate Jeremy Z. Qin, who used computer-generated imagery to create a robot-like character handcuffed in a virtual and hollow space. Lexie is eventually reborn in fire as seagulls are liberated from the virginal ocean. The cinematography delivers both the aesthetic and attitude of what Lexie has been holding onto, inspiring youth to break through multifarious noises in order to find themselves.
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Hey your ex is on fire🕊 About the song 「Ok,Ok,Ok」 I came up with the title when I was in bed one night and couldn’t sleep. It’s way more obvious in Mandarin because the three ‘ok,ok,ok’ were three different Chinese characters with different connotations. To explain it in English, it’s more like “Okay? Ok, Fine...”. with progressively lower enthusiasm.
Recently listed as one of the “100 names set to shape the future of youth culture” by Dazed, singer-rapper-songwriter Lexie Liu blurs the boundaries between music genres. Just 20 years old, she’s not afraid to challenge and question the given contexts and labels, choosing instead to abandon traditional paradigms of reality to suggest a greater, more powerful understanding of the world and its infinite possibilities.