Apache Grosse Enters the Chicago R&B Scene With Haunting New Video
Apache Grosse is an alternative R&B artist transplanted from Phoenix, Arizona to Chicago. While his move to the Windy City was a struggle, his debut video for his track “Brooklyn Girl” is anything but a flop.
“Brooklyn Girl” is an emotional roller coaster centered around a small town girl trying to make it in the big city. Our heroine is naturally beautiful and definitely model material. Played by Selena Sofia, the video opens up with Sofia at a bus stop. She’s distressed, crying, and looking defeated. The viewer is given a few brief glimpses of her journey, a portal into her life. Picturesque, slow-motion shots of dim-lit rooms, fashion shoots, and New York’s glamour. The music begins, a low tone with a recording of a young girl such as our heroine talking about why she came to the big city.
“I always wanted to move to the big city. All those bright lights, there’s just something special about this place. Its the city of dreams, a city where you can be whoever you want.”
The lyrics in “Brooklyn Girl” tell the story of how our heroine has transformed as a result of moving to such a new place. How she may have the same heart but she’s hardened a bit, having learned to take the harshness that comes with competition. She’s driven but falls into the fast-paced life of parties, “coke girls,” and the boys that take advantage.
The video features Apache Grosse against a dark, endless backdrop. He appears to have our heroine hostage, keeping her under his spell. Apache embodies the opulence and sinister nature of the metropolis. His haunting eyes glimmer in a peculiar shade as he peers into the camera at the audience, telling everyone that she is his prisoner. While he looks towards those who might try and take her, our “Brooklyn Girl”
“I want to be a model. I want to be famous, I want everyone to know my name.”
As Sofia stays in Grosse’s arms, she seems skeptical to his powers. The viewer is then brought back to the beginning of the video, where our heroine sits at a bus stop. She seems broken and ready to go home, but when the bus stops, she lets it pass. In the final scene of “Brooklyn Girl,” Apache Grosse’s demonic character against the black backdrop finally has his girl. Sofia’s eyes are now the same color, just as haunting his as she returns to pursue her big city dreams. Addicted and dependant on the allure of city life, we see our heroine remain in the town that seems to constantly break her out, portraying a truly bewitching love story.