24/10/2016 – Cappa-Next Ex (2016)

Cappa gets all neon pop on her debut EP, and it’s a joy to behold!



Carla Cappa has been busy over the last year. Firstly she releases a slew of singles that showcased her neon skewed pop. These songs tap directly in to that 1980’s retro vibe that is massive at the moment. But Cappa this isn’t just a genre jumper, she understands the codes and conventions of not only synthwave, but of contemporary pop music.



Cappa’s debut EP Queen of Hearts is a brooding coming of age story told with delicious pop melodies and hooks, but as Cappa herself explained “This is the kind of music I’ve always wanted to do, and the songs are mostly about discovering myself and also about how much I hate dating”.



Now her video for her recent single Next Ex has been released. Directed by Casey Cross, Ke$ha collaborator, and filmed in Nashville on a set that resembled a hibachi restaurant which a ceiling full of Japanese paper lanterns, Next Ex is a neon wonder that matches not just the sparkle of the song, but its power and elegance.



Queen of Hearts is out now















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