Arizona-based artist Vincent Liou unveils the music video, “Safe to Consume,” a track from his recently released EP, Big Surf, covering topics as far-ranging as a failed booty call, spending massive amounts of time walking in a park, people’s off-the-wall statements, and his first date at a waterpark, called Big Surf.
Directed by Torin Dinh and inspired by John Mayer’s famous “New Light” music video, “Safe to Consume” was shot on a dirt road by a house in the mountains outside Phoenix. In spite of the car’s impenetrable window-tinting, which precluded any shots of the car’s interior, the video is a dazzler.
Commenting on the car’s windows, Vincent says, “When you have a shot that requires you to see the inside of the car, make sure the windows aren’t tinted.”
A song about refusing to abandon relationships or aspirations despite obstacles, “Safe to Consume” conveys the import of poise found in saying, “I believe in myself, I can do this.” The song’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics recognize the capriciousness of life while pointing to the actuality that you are enough.
Born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana, Vincent grew up immersed in music, singing, and songwriting. And it’s all coming to fruition, with more delicious pop songs in the pipeline for release this year.
“Safe to Consume” opens on swirling colors flowing into a captivating pop melody rippling with flavors of pop-punk and hints of dance energy. The enticing rhythm pushes the tune forward as gleaming washes of plush pop textures intertwine into a buoyant sonic concoction brimming with percolating suffusions.
At once clever and waggish, the lyrics deliver a mischievous view of a crumbling relationship.
“This time I’ll be saying goodbyes / You got what you wanted / Good luck finding someone as handsome as me / Got me through a rough patch / Now your friends can have you back / They never liked me.”
Full of beaucoup alluring pop hues, with “Safe to Consume,” Vincent Liou serves up luscious layers of innovative, modern pop.