Jessica Venables is Jessica Says, an Australian-born singer with a complex and mesmerising voice. In her new video "Rock Candy," Jessica finds herself exploring different representations of masculine beauty, as she's surrounded by topless men eating grapes and brushing her hair. It's a candy-like world filled with pink silk and feathers bursting from pillows.
Talking to the The FADER over email, the Australian singer explained: "'Rock Candy' is about the re-awakening of desire following a period of introspection, about being an adult but feeling like a 13-year-old kissing your Leonardo DiCaprio poster goodnight. It's about younger men, masculine beauty in general, and all the romantic situations that are unsustainable but invigorating. The video embodies a saccharine fantasy land of beautiful youths pillow fighting and living only for pleasure, a pastel-toned world where there is nothing more to do than lie around all day thinking about your crush. I think there can be a therapeutic power to fantasy, which is something I have noticed more since working in public mental health."