video premiere: houston-born singer/songwriter locke takes us on a sexy date in funky “rendezvous”
By Sound Check
April 7, 2017
Houston-born, LA-based Locke is a queer pop singer/songwriter whose Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz influences are unmistakable. The artist’s undeniable talents have led to him being featured by The Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Idolator, GLAAD, Logo’s NewNowNext, Upworthy.com, PopMatters.com, Blurred Culture and many other publications. His debut EP Blue Heart is an infectious collection of Electric Pop, Funk Rock and R&B Soul, tackling themes of love, sex and empowerment. Exemplifying these talents, the rising star drops the video for his latest funky, salacious single, “Rendezvous” today.
“In conceptualizing the music video for “Rendezvous” I was inspired by the blaxploitation, detective, and martial arts action films and tv shows of the 1970s. While it was before my time, I used to love renting and watching them with my brothers when I was growing up,” Locke explains. “Some of my favorites are Shaft, Dirty Harry, Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, and The Way of the Dragon. It was fun to cast Kaleena, my bandmates and myself as 70s stock characters. This video is my parody/love letter to 70s action cinema. While lyrically the song uses “Rendezvous” in one context, I liked the idea of layering in another context for “Rendezvous” through the visuals.”
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