Toronto artist Ralph channels 90's house in her latest single "Gravity," coupled with sleek and bright animated visuals. With disco-inflected production acting as the perfect match to smooth vocals about falling in love, the singer says her biggest inspiration for the single came from classic Toronto live dance show, Electric Circus, which went off the air in 2003.
"When I was younger, Electric Circus was the coolest thing happening in Toronto. I would try to stay up late so I could watch the furry cowboy hats and tube tops on TV, and I truly wanted to grow up so I could dance at EC," the singer-songwriter said via email. "This song is an ode to 90s house with a contemporary pop flair. I want to make people dance to this one!"
The video, animated by multidisciplinary artist Amika Cooper, finds a cartoon Ralph floating and navigating through outer space past bits of 90s nostalgia along the way.
"I've admired Amika's work for a while. There's a strength and beauty in the women she creates, so I reached out to see if she'd be interested in illustrating a video for me and creating a cartoon Ralph," the singer said of the pair's visual collaboration. "My vision was a combination of Sailor Moon meets Gucci animation campaign meets Anime meets Britney Spears's 'Oops' video and the results are perfect."
Watch the video above and stream the single below.
Thumbnail image via Mariah Hamilton.