Montreal is the undisputed party capital of Canada, and it's also deep Céline Dion fan territory. Naadei is a singer who takes inspiration from both sides of that Montreal identity. In the video for "Lisa," premiering today on The FADER, she slouches through the city after FaceTiming with her "day-one homie" 2 Chainz. The camera follows her pals through the city streets, including the track's producer High Klassified (catch him on the treadmill), before winding up at the notorious party spot, Apt 200. So where does Céline come in? Take in Naadei's recent EP, I'm Fine, and you'll notice that "Lisa" is the outlying track; it's a song that has the singer flipping between floaty vocals on the hook, and a more aggressive, rap-inspired flow on the verses.
Naadei explains in an e-mail: "I wasn't going to put this song out because it's so different from everything else on the EP. I didn't want people to get confused, but you know what? I remembered Céline Dion did a rap song once. It used to be my favorite growing up. So I figured I can do what I want." Ah, oui. C’est ça.