From the moment “Pool Party” starts the listener is encapsulated by the mysterious, haunting, and unique lush soundscape Sage and her producer duo, MyRiot, created on a writing trip to London. Nostalgic yet uncertain, this moody alt-pop track exposes the dark reality of trying to get through the day as a young adult during these trying times.
Abby Sage shares, “Pool Party is a metaphor for kids not being prepared for the world. ‘Pool party kids can’t swim they ask nobody just sink to the bottom and think (off the deep end).’ Kids are dealt a tough hand, having such a vast amount of information at their fingertips with nobody to guide them or explain what it all means. They have to drown to learn.”
This mesmerizing track comes with an experimental music video directed by Aidan Dick that artfully depicts the song’s sentiments about how young adults wear masks in order to get through life.
Commenting on the music video, Sage adds: “The ‘Pool Party ‘video concept came to be when I brought Aidan the idea of using a black void space so it would be easy to duplicate, move around, and edit all on a fully black background. It’s an intense song so I wanted a visual that matched that. I made the masks out of paper mache with a friend and hung them with fishing wire. I really wanted it to look like they were floating in mid-air and make it a little spooky. The video is just a chaotic fever dream of a bunch of different masked characters playing cards and getting more and more unhinged as the song goes on. The space gave us free reign to make something visually interesting and I’m super happy with how it came together.”
Sage continues to wow her fans with her angelic voice and profound lyricism. Listen to “Pool Party” today, add it to your moody playlists, and check out the sick merch she created for her artist project here!