Butta B-Rocka feat. Homer MC – ‘Strange Luv’

Butta B-Rocka makes funky, colourful, and immersive music that’s danceable, thought-provoking, and more than a bit otherworldly. The video for her latest single, the alt-pop soul track ‘Strange Luv’, alternative pop soul, is an exercise in sheer transcendence, and sees the artist wake up in a parallel dimension, with her every step she takes one of magic and discovery.

Butta B-Rocka is accompanied on her journey by Atlanta rapper Homer MC, whose verses he raps on ‘Strange Luv’ are wild and witty, friendly, odd, and somewhat off-kilter. They’re make the perfect complement to Butta B-Rocka’s bright, warm verses and the danceable funk of her band. The track builds on the success of Butta B-Rocka’s recent single, ‘Promise Land’, which established her as a songwriter with a broad vision, one that encompassed folk, R&B, classic rock, and world music. The song has found a resonance with listeners as well, and has been streamed tens of thousands of times on Spotify and other services.

The video for ‘Strange Luv’, directed by Mazi O, gives a nod in the direction of Alice In Wonderland, with its wild costumes and psychedelic garden-party aesthetic. It ten takes a different direction, a tangled trail of Butta’s invention. She comes face to face with Homer MC and her band, who have been transformed into enchanted beings by the forest’s spell. Mazi O and Butta B-Rocka have named their parallel dimension “Butta Butta Land”, a place where impossible dreams come true and where identity is never fixed. Even Butta B-Rocka herself is changed – if only in her outrageous costume. The implication of the clip is clear however: love is a strange thing, and if you surrender to it, you’ll never be the same.

Watch ‘Strange Luv’ below, and visit Butta B-Rocka’s website for more information about this artist and her music.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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