Natalia Clavier is no stranger to a resurrection tale. Known for past collaborations with guitarist Federico Aubele and ever-evolving electronic collective Thievery Corporation, the Argentine diva embarked on her own solo journey with the release of her 2013 full-length Lumen and never looked back. Now, following the release of her third solo record Trans, Natalia Clavier is proving her life and career can be reborn over and over with the video for her latest single “Fénix,” premiering today on Remezcla.
“The video tells the story of the birth and death of a romantic relationship,” Clavier tells Remezcla via email. Very much like the titular allegory, the clip follows a tumultuous and eventually fatal relationship, wherein Clavier steps in as a fire sorceress that is both a guide and confidant to a woman who’s been maligned for far too long. “I play the role of a witch doctor,” she adds, “[conjuring] a fire ritual to help the woman in this couple regain her power and rise from her own ashes like the phoenix.”
Clavier has not been shy about alchemizing her own romantic turmoil into song in the past, making “Fénix” yet another important affirmation for an artist that processes love as a life-altering experience. “Fénix” is a thumping track that directly leans into the electronic music Clavier became known for during her time with Thievery Corporation, a far cry from the woe-is-me type of songwriting we might expect from someone processing heartbreak. “Love is strange and free, like a bird,” she writes, and surely it can rise again.
Watch our premiere of “Fénix” below: