Published Sep 08, 2015Faceless Canadian electronic pop duo P'ARIS' most recent single is the poignant, sparkling synth-pop banger "Confidence." Now, that song has gotten a quirky video.
In the clip for the hook-filled track, we see guest vocalist Rosie June sitting in an all-white room with the guys from P'ARIS dance around in panda masks. This is intercut with footage of water dripping across a face, and we see a slightly slobbery shot of some dual ice cream licking.
P'ARIS explained the song and video with the following statement:
"Confidence" is a song about being completely unprepared for monumental life changes, and calling bullshit on people who won't admit they're afraid of the future. For the video, we illustrated that by putting the singer in a clean, modern home setting, juxtaposed by a strangely ominous dancing panda dude. If we'd had an elephant mask I suppose we could have really rolled with an "elephant in the room" nod, but "panda in the room" will have to do for now…and maybe that's even better. If an elephant in the room refers to an obvious truth that is being ignored, maybe a panda in the room refers to an obvious truth that isn't so much being ignored as it is being acknowledged but handled in a disingenuous way.
It was directed by P'ARIS along with Luke McAdam. Watch it below.