Video Premiere: Jarina de Marco's "Spell on You" [USA]

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With an intro that draws on our collective desire for more Harry Potter, Jarina de Marco’s second video, “Spell on You,” cinematically channels similar sorts of magic. Directed by Pablo Lozano, this brujería-themed clip sees Wyclef’s leading lady transform the oft-covered “Spell on you”—written by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, made famous by Nina Simone, and further burned into our millennial brains by Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus—into a mostly rapped, bawdy call for r-e-s-p-e-c-t. Jarina sings in spanglish and threatens a voodoo doll (“Don’t you ever fuck with me,” with full-on cackle), all while looking fresh to death (recall her Instagram, she’s no stranger to sartorial panache). The track also makes use of Stephen Sondheim’s “America” from West Side Story, tipping the scale even more toward my most favoritest film memories.

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(Photo by Jose Girona and art illustration by Liz Moser / Art by Tony Peralta)