Citris Brings It On With New Visuals For ‘Coco Chanel’ [Video]

The newest band in a long line of excellent acts to emerge from SUNY Purchase has made its first moves, and they are excellent moves indeed. The now Brooklyn-based Citris, fronted by the sultry Angelina Torreano, dropped their debut album Panic In Hampton Bays on Friday on stalwart LA label New Professor Music, accompanied by the cheerful (pun intended) music video for single “Coco Chanel.” The twelve stripped-back scorchers on the record are reminiscent of classic 90s groups like That Dog and Hole, spotlighting Torreano’s vivacious vocals amidst power-pop riffs and heavy, driving rhythms.

The music video for “Coco Chanel,” directed by Matt Speno, casts Torreano as the leader of a seriously powerful girl gang of cheerleaders. Dancing around a teenage bedroom and a New York basketball court, she delivers powerful lines like “You were the man of my dreams / I had to scream about you.” The cheerleaders moving in slow motion impart a dangerous sincerity to lyrics like “I wanna wear you like Coco Chanel,” communicating the message that just because Angelina and her BFFs are cloaked in traditional signifiers of femininity does not mean they won’t stand up for what they want.

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