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PREMIERE | Cleo Alexandra ‘Who Can It Be Now,’ feat. Rick Springfield

Australian diva Cleo Alexandra premieres the music video for “Who Can It Be Now” on CelebMix, featuring the vocal talent of singer/actor Rick Springfield of “Jessie’s Girl” fame.

A cover of the classic Men At Work song, Alexandra’s interpretation of the tune provides a delectable sonic foretaste of her self-titled debut EP, slated to drop January 22.

While growing up in Armidale on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, the start of Alexandra’s music career began at age five, when she received a small notebook, in which she composed poetry. Later, she began playing the guitar and keyboards, adding music to her words. In high school, she caught the attention of the modeling world and began a career on the catwalk. But her heart was in music, so she left modelling to travel a different path.

Hooking up with six-time Grammy-winning producer Keith Olsen and producer J.J. Farris, in 2016 she debuted “Criminal,” a potent pop-rock song that made immediate waves, showcasing Alexandra’s visceral voice and charisma.

Opening on dark pulsating colors, Alexandra’s version of “Who Can It Be Now” provides an imaginative rendering of the original, allowing Alexandra to make the song her own. Infusing the tune with wicked sensuality and opaque sumptuous flavors, Alexandra’s voice oozes femme fatale come-hither savors full of beau coup seductive magnetism.

When Springfield’s sexy tones enter, the two voices blend together, forming a duet spinning on filaments of surging suggestive eroticism. For a fact, this is one of the sexiest duets in the world of music.

The video, directed by Tom Bishop, juxtaposes shadowy black hues against milky bright washes, giving the images a brooding mysterious quality both primitive and voluptuous. Alexandra’s choker of pearls emphasizes the raw carnality of the music, as Springfield’s silhouette imbues the visuals with tight burgeoning expectancy.

With “Who Can It Be Now,” Cleo Alexandra demonstrates not only her creativity, but her smoldering sensuality and beguiling voice.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.