Lolo Zouaï has released a cinematic visual for “Summers in Vegas,” a cut from her 2019 debut album, High Highs to Low Lows.
The intimate track pairs well with the casual style of the video, which was co-directed by the French-American singer and Tommy Nowels. The clip was shot on Super 8 film, Zouaï told Complex, which premiered the clip. “I love shooting on film because you really only have one shot to capture the moment, and I think that makes my emotions come out more naturally.”
“The song’s lyrics go back and forth between my perspective as a child and my perspective now,” she continued. “I wanted that contrast in the video: the naiveté/goofiness and the more mature/melancholic side.”
The video parallels Zouaï’s own upbringing—especially the scenes in a pizza parlour, she explained to Complex. “My parents divorced when I was six and during summers I’d fly as an unaccompanied minor from San Francisco to Las Vegas to visit my dad, where he owned a pizza place. I basically grew up in a pizza place (baking pizza dough, ringing people up, folding pizza boxes.) It was important for me to go back to that time, to the Vegas suburbs, to go to the strip, and mostly to eat pizza.”
Check out the clip below: