Coming off the heels of the success of her 2016 electrifying single “Stupid” (ft. PnB Rock), Inas X recently debuted her follow-up video, “Stupid” Remix (ft. DCS), directed by SUJ.
Possessing international and cultural influences, Inas X’s fresh new sound is redefining pop music into a new genre befittingly called, Exotic Pop. This is exemplified in her choice of featuring artist for the “Stupid” Remix, Barcelona native and Spanish mega-star DCS (Darlyn Cuevas).
The remix boasts infectious beats that, coupled with the video’s beautiful beach backdrop, draws viewers in. This video is a bold dichotomy to the original “Stupid” (ft. PnB Rock) which took place in an urban setting filled with backup dancers and characters. The remix shows a softer and more mature side of Inas, which is palpable in the way she exudes confidence.
“Stupid” details a toxic relationship that Inas X had trouble walking away from. The track inspires listeners to remember that they are not alone in their struggles and everyone makes mistakes. Her relatable music uplifts audiences and reminds them that any struggle can be overcome. Ultimately, Inas X wants to spread light and love through her art and explains that, “With so much going on in the world, I just want to make people feel good.” Check out our interview after the jump.
The Knockturnal: Tell us about the remix.
My single “Stupid” ft PnB Rock was such a success, more than I anticipated! This Spanish artist, DCS, hopped on it. I heard it and fell in love! I knew it would be special! It’s been doing so well I’m so happy with the Reactions I’m getting.
The Knockturnal: What inspired the new video?
I knew I wanted to shoot something to bring the remix to life. I shot the original with a lot of my dancers and for this I just wanted it to tell more of a story of a summer romance. I recently moved to LA & I love west coast vibes so much so that also inspired the beach vibe! But I had to shoot this remix video at the beach with my nice California tan! It was only right.
The Knockturnal: How was working with DCS?
Amazing! Love his music and he’s creating waves in the Latin world. It was a magical alliance. I’m proud to be from NY as it is so culturally diverse. That inspired the interest in collaborating with a Latin artist, and being from a melting pot city, I am influenced by international music and try to integrate into some of my music. This is why I like to set myself apart from just Pop music and instead place myself into another category of my own called Exotic Pop.
The Knockturnal: Who are some artists that you admire?
Michael Jackson, Janet, Madonna, Aaliyah! I’ve been listening to a lot of Belly and The Weeknd lately. Vibes. Love their work. I love a lot of new artists out right now like Gallant and SZA. I listen to everything and I learn from everything. It’s pretty nice. I’m a fan of music before anything but I love being able to create it more than anything
The Knockturnal: What other singers / producers would you like to collab with?
I can really lots of people but no one in particular! I would like to collab with top international artist though as I like to make my musical style as culturally diverse as possible.
The Knockturnal: What’s next for you?
Photo Credit: Rowan Daly