premiere: diomara gets vulnerable on “i just want u”

December 12, 2019
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“It’s complicated.” How many times have you said or heard that phrase in reference to a romantic relationship? What do you do when the relationship is frustrating but the attraction is undeniable? 2019 AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands Brooklyn¬†semi-finalist DioMara ponders that emotional tug of war in the Belly-inspired video for “I Just Want U” from her Alchemy EP.

In the video shot by SP1 Films, the Afro-Latinx singer and her love interest go back and forth between the emotions of lust and hate while flashbacks of better days for the couple pop-up to inspire either lament or hope that the two can work past the toxicity. Rather than posture as the invincible “bad bitch” that people project themselves to be, DioMara leans into her vulnerability on the BLVK MVGK-produced track and the result is enveloping and ultimately relatable because everybody plays the fool some time.