Mazie - Dumb Dumb (official Video)
You just can't help but laugh. It's an idea that speaks to a universal human response to times of great strife and confusion, a primal safety mechanism that has become all the more commonplace in recent years. This seemingly paradoxical response builds the emotional crux of mazie's latest single, "dumb dumb."
mazie - dumb dumb (official video)
"dumb dumb" arrives alongside news of mazie's forthcoming debut EP, the rainbow cassette, set to release August 25 via Good Boy / Virgin music. At first glance, "dumb dumb" is a sublime, idyllic pop diversion rife with nostalgic flashes of production and instrumentation, simultaneously calling to mind the free-thinking nature of bedroom pop and psychedelic folk. However, at its core, the single tells a much darker story that speaks to how we have come to regard what ought to be tragedies with a general sense of malaise and comical indifference.
Mazie shares, "We had been discussing QAnon, misinformation, and how quickly the internet has degraded the concept of 'fact.' The lyrics 'Everyone is dumb' just felt like a very fitting synopsis of those conversations." She continues, "Lyrics like 'I just wanna be the comic relief, making jokes not taking any responsibility' were heavily referencing the memes from the Insurrection and how content like that so quickly degrades the severity of what was happening."
Written the day after the Capitol Insurrection, which saw a group of domestic terrorists storm the halls of Congress, resulting in five deaths, "dumb dumb" and its surreal nature take on an entirely different air. The opening lines, "Disappointment takes us by surprise / Even though by now I think we should have realized," speak to a greater lack of collective responsibility, which, as evidenced by the ensuing memes and levity surrounding the event, is part of a much larger socio-political cycle.
With its surreal and psychedelic take on pop, listening to "dumb dumb" very much feels like falling headfirst into the rabbit hole. But, as mazie makes clear as day, look a little closer and this twisted fantasy world you're floating through may just be a reality of our own making.
Pairing fatalistic lyrics with shiny alt-pop arrangements that are as infectious as they are unpredictable has seen the quick ascension of 21-year old Baltimore native mazie. Her single "dumb dumb," which appears on her debut EP the rainbow cassette, is a perfect embodiment of mazie's multilayered, psychedelic twist on pop that's Stepford Wives meets Lisa Frank.It's ironic, it's iconic, and to date the track has over 20 million cumulative streams. Fans have connected with the song's lyrics, especially mazie's astute observations about human behavior. "Disappointment takes us by surprise / Even though by now I think we should have realized / Everyone is dumb." Sometimes it's good to say what you're feeling out loud."My music is heavily rooted in existentialism, and the duality of the whimsical and upbeat combined with the sadness of the lyricism" mazie shares. "I'm always trying to walk that line."
Originally written the day after the Capitol Insurrection, "dumb dumb" has found an audience around the world, including being used as a protest song in Russia and Ukraine. The track has since propelled to #8 on TikTok US' top tracks chart and was recently featured on the soundtrack of the Netflix film Do Revenge.To celebrate the success of the track, today (October 12th) mazie shares a "trippy version" music video for the song. The kaleidoscopic clip was created by 2D/3D digital designer Joel Dudzik using PyTTI - an AI software that generates images based off a text input. "Our goal has always been to simulate psychedelic experiences and AI art provides an incredible toolkit that allows us to very accurately communicate what tripping visuals are like," mazie shares about the video."dumb dumb" was produced by mazie's childhood neighbor Elie Rizk, who she's known since she was 15 and they both moved out to LA together. Elie Rizk has also worked with Bella Poarch ("Build a Bitch"), Remi Wolf ("Quiet On Set"), and Sub Urban ("Inferno").
The original lyrics to the hook of the song were "Imma say it like it is/ cut the bullsh*t/ you dumb dumb"; in the official version, they have been translated to Korean. Jeon attributed the longer wait between comebacks to this recording process and vouched it makes the result good.
On July 30, the music video teaser was released. On August 2, the official music video was released. It features Somi, who appeared as a high school student that falls in love with one of the most handsome members of the sports team at lunchtime, and then goes into operation to get a confession. Turned out, both of them were pretending to play "dumb" so they can approached with each other. At the end of the video, Somi looks happy after receiving the man's confession. With some eye-catching animations inserted in the middle, the music video felt like a teen movie. It gained ten million views in just a day.
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