On March 26th Nadia Vaeh dropped her latest project, ‘Never Leave the Basement’, that takes a direct look at the social anxiety many have felt as society and media’s unhealthy portrayal of beauty and lifestyle standards. Today, she’s back with the official video for this most poignant track offering a stylish and ‘Wanda-Vision’ inspired motif crossing seven decades of fashion styles and emotions.
“The music video took 21 hours to complete in an abandoned home in Beverly Hills”, proclaims Nadia Vaeh. “We literally took the furniture and furnishings from two homes and delivered all to an empty home on the top of a hill in deep Beverly Hills to create a stage that could accommodate 70 years of looks and vibes.”
Lani Rose Ault, stylist and set decorator for the video, states “We went from frustrated 50’s housewife intimate vibes, to 60’s Paisley prints with crochet, to fully on Roller-Rina Sequin disco queen! And then after hitting a few loops on the skates through a glitter wonderland we ended up in the most over-the-top glam rock 80s look you will ever see. After a glass of red wine and a bath we go to a n empty pool and dive into a 90s loaded chain, blondie, torn stockings, grunge rock performance. Afterwards we chilled out with a sassy early 2000’s butterfly clip and slow slung waistline moment, complete with all the accessories you can imagine. Of course we had to pay tribute to present day/2020 with a top knot and sweat suit look!”.
The video was directed by Evan Blum whose modernist vision and brilliant edit provide a complex and fast-paced montage of looks giving Nadia Vaeh a chance to show off her acting chops. The video feels like an influencers dream with all the tiktok inspired transitions and tribute to instagram filters throughout the video. “I felt so safe and comfortable working with the brilliant Evan Blum and team. I am so proud of the finished video and how it captures my message and intertwines such a complex inventory of styles across so many decades. Evan is such a brilliant artist and is going places in this industry.” states Nadia Vaeh. “In addition, this vision could not be realized without the brilliant stylings of Lani Rose Ault who made me both look and feel the many parts depicted in this amazing video.”