Chances are, whatever you're currently doing, it isn't as dreamy as Gia Ford's "Turbo Dreams" video. There she is, larking around a field and embracing her partner as they float across a lake like something out of a hazy and loved-up movie. It couldn't be more romantic.
The equally great song accompanying this heavenly adventure, a lo-fi R&B bop complete with heart-wrenching vocals and glimmering '80s production, is the first to be taken from Ford's seven-song Poster Boy tape. That project is due in October, via Dirty Hit.
Explaining the meaning behind the song and video, Ford told The FADER: “The song kind of came out of a general feeling I had at the time; in its final form it has only a vague connection to the real life situation that owned those feelings. I wrote the hook first, and then it became this song of contradictions, a microcosm of the rest of my mind at the time. So to have a video that almost directly contradicted the narrative of the song felt fitting in a weird way.
The video was created by my closest friends. After the chaos of putting it together - once we got in front of the camera, in the clothes, in the sets that we’d created; it was easy. It was floating in a lake, in a boat with my best friend. Like the lesbian Notebook. We don’t have a lot of representation in film. We’ve all seen the same run of films, no matter how shit they are, just out of desperation to see some kind of romance between two women so we can see out our teenage fantasies. You can’t escape that here. This is our fantasy come to life."