by Thomas Bedward July 20, 2021
Armed with a soulful blend of ‘90s nostalgia and fierce, modern energy, Sydney-based hip-hop and RnB artist BVT has delivered one of the biggest jams of the year. Depicting a Queer love story told through a gorgeous RnB sheen, ‘Shawty’ arrives today with some equally stunning visuals that effortlessly mark BVT as an artist to watch.
Grabbing attention with a smooth, sensual beat that flows around textured golden strands of sound, ‘Shawty’ is an intoxicating new release that shines with the brightest of lights, setting the perfect foundation for BVT’s promising career. Set awash in an undeniable vibe, BVT lands quickfire verse and honey-soaked melodies with ease as the song progresses, creating a unique blend of honest, open moments and deep personal inspirations.
Fittingly, the new music video is just as visceral and emotive, with BVT and her partner Emma Horn taking to the streets and expressing their love through our modern age of surveillance and technology. Together, the pair are simply magical to watch, and their passion and energy perfectly reflect the authenticity of the track with a power and vibrancy that simply can’t be denied.
Speaking candidly about the new release and her drive to bring acceptance to the genre, BVT explained, “The genre wouldn’t open up, so I made my space. It’s time to kick down the door and let people like me in. Those who don’t look, live or love like us have no right to box, label and shelve us. I’m here to make changes.”
Check out the video below with was co-directed by the brilliant Kate Cornish and Tilly Robba.
A fearless and wonderfully talented artist, BVT has hit the ground running with ‘Shawty’, and there's absolutely no doubt in our minds that she’ll soon become one of the biggest and most influential names in Australian hip-hop.
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