Jessica Darrow is already your big queer crush after starring as the super-strong sister Luisa Madrigal in Disney's Oscar-winning animated movie-musical Encanto, and now, you're about to hear her voice in a brand new way.
Here at Out, we're excited and honored to premiere Darrow's first solo music video for her song "Make it Clean" off her upcoming EP, and we talked to the actor and singer about what went behind the video.
Darrow's music video follows the actress/singer as she's hanging out at a party full of beautiful people when her eyes match with a brunette across the room. From the way these two look at each other, they definitely have some history. But as they walk through the party, they keep missing each other.
"Are we gonna make it clean/Take it away from me/I don't need your honesty," Darrow sings, but we know how hard it is to resist. "You got me cornered, and I tried to let go/You know I wanna, but she told me to text when I'm home." (Damn, Jess, why do you have to cut so deep??)
It's obviously a very different vibe from Darrow's track in Encanto, but we do not mind! Darrow is able to show off some of the smooth sensuality of her voice as she sings about bumping into a person from your past that you just can't let go of.
Honestly, the more we get to hear her voice doing sexy things like this, the happier I think sapphics across the country will be!
She said writing the song was an easy experience. "My producer, Ebban, and I were really feeling Sade vibes one day, and this poem came out of me. It was right after my birthday, so I had feelings of newness and like, Seasonal Affective Disorder for sure," she laughs. "Also I'm obsessed with Euphoria and I think that's clear."
"This song is about an experience I think we all have at some point when the timing isn't quite right between two people," Darrow says. "I want this video to represent the out-of-body feeling we get when we almost allow our daydreams to merge with reality."
She can't wait to hear fans belting the song in their cars just like they do with "Surface Pressure," but she also has something else, a little more grown-up in mind for "Make it Clean." "It's very inner monologue-y, so listening in the shower should feel perfect too," she winks.
If you insist, Jess!!!
Check out the premiere of the steamy, smooth track and video below!