Australian singer-songwriter, Alfie Arcuri, is releasing his new hyper-queer, camp and infectious pop track, Devil’s Lips, alongside a new music video. Arcuri, who won the Australian iteration of The Voice in 2016, recently represented Australia at Sochi’s prestigious international New Wave Festival, coming in fifth.
Arcuri, who’s been stuck in Europe since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, recorded both the track and music video with a talented cast and crew of LGBTQIA+ people. The music video for Devil’s Lips draws inspiration from great iconic gay photographers of the eighties and nineties and was a, “true labor of love,” from the 33-year-old.
Arcuri says, “Everyone on the set donated their time and talent – it was an amazing feeling on the day and a beautiful reminder of the community coming together for the love of our craft and why we do what we do!”
Devils Lips showcases a cheekier and darker side to the singer, who wanted to highlight themes of equality, sexuality and authenticity in his new track. The music video features plenty of florals, a Timothée Chalamet lookalike, an abundance of peaches (Call Me By Your Name, hello??) and even a trio of gyrating human peaches!
“After the year the world has had, I just wanted to release something fun and light hearted. I wanted to encourage everyone to take a bite of the “peach of life” and immerse themselves in this visual fantasy and remind us of passion and temptation and our collective consciousness. I believe art is a healer, inspires us deeply, brings people together and can elevate our spirits,” Arcuri says.
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