Sage mixes all our favorite cult girly movies in her new video
Sage isnâ€™t just any pop singer who wants to wear a sparkly leotard and let her weave blow in the wind whilst dancing in front of a squad of shirtless dancers. Instead, she’s a chameleon, having been an expert in transforming her look with makeup, hair dye and wigs since she was just 10 years old.
In addition to frequently changing her look, Sage has always sort of been a more mature version of herself trapped in a hip AF millennial body. Her songwriting and lyrics have pushed the limits and explored themes that some adults wouldnâ€™t dare trek through â€” and that can certainly be said of her upcoming release, which includes the acronym â€œIAFWUâ€ as one of itsâ€™ themesâ€¦.
With an EP slated to be released this fall, Sage is ready to release the first of several singles, â€œYoPro,â€ with a pretty elaborate teaser visual to accompany it. An artistic renaissance ingenue of sorts, Sage also writes all of her own lyrics and music â€” and even styles herself, and conceptualizes all of her own visual content.
So if you are a fangirl of â€œMean Girlsâ€ and â€œScream Queensâ€ with a dash of the 80â€™s classic â€œHeathers,â€ then this video will definitely be your jam. Plus, Sage not only plays herself in the video, but also ALL the other members of the squadâ€¦
â€œI have a love for movies with pastel and vintage aesthetics. I’ve always wanted to do a meaningful, yet modern and pleasing-to-the-eye video, and finally, with the help of my amazing crew, I got a chance to try it!â€ Sage says.
Donâ€™t expect the story to end here though, as thereâ€™s a whole plot line of stylish characters planned for all the songs on the EP apparentlyâ€¦ and just as this little tasty tid bit of a teaser directs us to, you can sign up at SageBoatright.com to make sure youâ€™re the first to know when the next character drops so you can steal her lewk.
What inspired you to write â€œYoProâ€/What does â€œYoProâ€ mean?
“YoPro” is short for “Young Professional.” I consider myself a hard working young woman who takes her writing and music very seriously! I feel like many young artists get looked down upon because of their age â€” because people tend to connect age with experience. Because of that, I wanted to give a voice to all the young professional girl bosses out there!
Weâ€™ve heard the video involves â€œjoining the squadâ€ â€” what are the rules for being part of your squad?
My squad rules are: no rules! In the video, my “squad leaders” consists of three personas: blue, pink, and purple. These personalities represent traits I think we all have. At the end of the video, even though each persona is very different, they all come together, showing that we are all equal and ultimately on the same â€œsquadâ€!
You played all the members of the squad in the video â€” what was it like to play the different characters?
The squad girls represent traits I think we all have: (pink) jealousy, (blue) shallow, and (purple) acceptance. To play these characters, I tapped into my own personal experience, and went with the flow.
Weâ€™ve heard that this teaser is part of a larger video that combines â€œScream Queensâ€ with â€œMean Girlsâ€ with a dash of â€œHeathersâ€ â€” what can you tell us about the full video?
As in â€œMean Girls,â€ â€œScream Queens,â€ and â€œHeathers,â€ my personas are generalized stereotypes of a clique. I’d say â€œpinkâ€ is a lot like Regina George from â€œMean Girls,â€ Chanel from â€œScream Queensâ€, and main Heather from â€œHeathers.â€ She also has her followers â€” like the â€œblueâ€ persona, â€˜til a â€œgreater goodâ€, â€œpurpleâ€, comes along â€” bringing everyone together! I can’t wait for everyone to see and enjoy it because this video is something I’m truly proud of.
What can we expect from the other songs on the EP?
My EP is full of many different messages through my songs â€” All of the songs will have their own meaning. While “YoPro” is definitely going to be the most showcased, the other songs are still unique and awesome in their own ways, and I canâ€™t wait to share it!
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Video Directed by Jino Savaglio
Artwork by Jimmy Bryant
Artwork Direction by Neon Soapbox