GOOD GIRL is the latest track from Los Angeles producer and singer Kelleia. One of the local scene’s most exciting new artists, Kelleia uses the song to showcase her richly delicate voice, which floats above spare, spacious beats that cascade into bewitching poly rhythms. Like much of Kelleia’s work, “Good Girl” is a distinctly feminine track exploring modern virtue and what it means to be a “good girl” in the 21st century. As the women’s movement continues making worldwide headlines, Kelleia makes the political personal, offering her own interpretation of female evolution – first trying to be the committed good girl she thought her partner wanted; the pious, 9 to 5 professional good girl her family expected; and finally, the legitimately empowered good girl she became by staying true to herself. This song is written by a woman who is self aware and empathic, clear on her boundaries and unafraid of intimacy and who is good to others but most first and foremost good to herself. Set in a strip club and at the ocean, the video for “Good Girl” reveals a woman confident in her decisions, her talents, her body, her emotions, and herself – a true good girl. CLICK HERE TO READ WHAT “GOOD GIRL” MEANS TO HER
ABOUT KELLEIA: From the shimmering Pacific to downtown’s concrete jungle, Los Angeles is a city of contradictions. Singer, producer and dancer Kelleia captures the dichotomies of her hometown through complex productions, glowing vocals and a presence simultaneously carnal and ethereal. Born in Long Beach, the musician born Kelley Kim earned her Master’s degree in City Design and Social Science from The London School of Economics in 2013. She immersed herself in the London music scene, seeing powerhouse artists like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beyoncé and in time realizing she was more interested in the stage than the classroom. After graduating, Kelleia traveled through India, Costa Rica and Colombia, writing fresh, intimate songs along the way. She hasn’t stopped since. “My soul, my higher self, saw itself reflected in these powerful performers,” Kim says, “and I realized what I had to do, what I was meant to do. My life’s work is to write and share stories through music. To use all my gifts to give the darkness – the traumatized parts of our selves – a chance to be in the light.” Now producing beats in her sun-filled Silver Lake apartment, Kelleia’s output explores love, lust, heartbreak and expressions of femininity both sacred and raw. She’s collaborated with producers including Jonny Joon, released tracks through Unspeakable Records and the Team Supreme collective, and plays her music out while performing and DJing at L.A. hotspots including The Satellite and The Ace Hotel Downtown LA. When she’s not producing, Kelleia dances at legendary Los Angeles strip club Jumbo’s Clown Room, demonstrating her feminine power while wearing eight-inch heels. Her debut LP, Water From Everest, is due this fall.
*Extra Credit Katie Bain: BAINOFYREXSTNCE
Directed by Natalia Molina and Kelley Kim
Shot and Edited by Natalia Molina
Makeup and Hair by Elizabeth Bodnar
Set Design by Bijan Souri
Production Assistants: Colin Douglas Gray and Connor Irias