Can you be apolitical as an artist from Tel Aviv? Of yourse you can, easily, why not? But up-and-coming star Noga Erez consciously decided to be a rather outspoken individual. The debut single “Dance While You Shoot“ already gave us an early taste of the great things to come, now “Pity“ is here to manifest that chances actually are fairly high for Ms. Erez to dominate your favourite musical platform with her forward-thinking electronic (dance) music for the second half of 2017. And beyond. Her debut album “Off The Radar“ will be out on June 2 via City Slang.
"The song “Pity” was influenced by a sexual assault case that happened a few years ago” she explains. “What made it even more alarming and upsetting for me was the fact that it was documented by several different people who were there when it happened. People stood by and willingly chose to film on their smartphones and then upload the videos and share them online. The presence of cameras and the violation of the victim’s rights and respect was completely disregarded beyond measure.
This is the second time we had a chance to work on a video with talented directors 'Zhang + Knight'. For them, as for us, the horrifying story was extremely powerful and chilling. We decided to focus on the video/documenting angle, isolating it from the rest of the story. Creating a performance based video, shooting me from many different camera angles, while playing the footage live on screens behind me. Displaying how quickly and easily video documentation becomes shared, publicised and distorted. Many times, without the person's knowledge, consent and without accountability.”