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Douglas Joyman Sails With “Barbarella”

Douglas Joyman, the alternative-pop artist and singer-songwriter, has recently shot a stunning music video for his song "Barbarella" in the breathtakingly beautiful city of Venice, Italy.

Joyman, who was born in Lyon, raised in São Paulo and currently resides in New York, is known for his conceptual lyrics, contagious melodies, and ability to blend pop and indie music.

Joyman released his first EP, 'Nekuia,' with producer Roger Moutenot and engineer Greg Calbi and has played throughout Manhattan with his band Spirit of Ecstasy.

Joyman's latest music video, "Barbarella," features the talented French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who plays the lead role in the video. The video is shot in Venice, Italy, and the city's picturesque canals, stunning architecture, and intricate bridges serve as the perfect backdrop for Joyman's ethereal and dreamy music.

The video is visually stunning, with vibrant and vivid colours complementing the song's infectious and uplifting melody. Seigner's acting is top-notch, and she conveys the song's message with subtle yet powerful expressions. The video perfectly matches the song's lyrics, which speak about longing, love, and the heart's journey to pursue happiness.

As the camera follows Seigner through the city's narrow alleys, Joyman's voice fills the air with its hypnotic and captivating timbre. The song's chorus is especially infectious, with its upbeat and cheerful melody that encourages listeners to let go of their worries and dance to the rhythm of the music.

The “Barbarella" music video is a true masterclass showcasing Joyman's immense talent and ability to create music that touches the soul. The video's stunning visuals and the song's uplifting melody make it a must-watch for anyone who loves music and appreciates beauty. With this video, Joyman has once again proven that he is one of the most promising artists in the music industry today, and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us in the future.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Douglas Joyman. Cheers to the release of your dreamlike visual for “Barbarella" What inspired the concept and storyline for the black and white look, and how did you collaborate with actress Emmanuelle Seigner to bring it to life?

The vision of this concept came from the director Giovanna Gorassini. We worked hand in hand, having in mind an Ode to Classic Italian Movies. Emmanuelle Seigner appeared like an evident choice. Her elegance, her way of moving. She embodies the soul of the cinema, and it was a perfect fit to serve the song's aesthetic.

In "Barbarella," the lyrics and melody are distinctly dreamy. Can you speak to the creative process behind writing and composing this song?

So this song came super naturally. I had a book of old poster movies while composing, and it was on the page of the movie "Barbarella" with Jane Fonda by Roger Vadim—the idea of an unreachable woman. The melody came to my mind with colours and pictures.

"Barbarella" was shot in the beautiful city of Venice. Did the location influence the direction of the video, and how did you choose this particular setting for the visual representation of the song?

I had one keyword for this project: "Water." Because this song is very liquid and fluid, I wanted to respect and honour it, and Giovanna had the magnificent idea of shooting it in La Serenissima.

The video for "Barbarella" has a very cinematic feel, almost like a short film. Did you draw inspiration from any particular films or directors while crafting the visual elements of the video?

I guess we both have some movies like "8 1/2" by Fellini and L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni in our bloodline. That's for the inspiration of the storyboard; we have been on the same page since the beginning. We also worked in Venezia with Producer and Location Manager Martina Rojas Chaigneau, that helped us find the perfect spots after she wrapped the movie Mission: Impossible 7.

What new projects or releases can we expect from you in the near future, and how are you evolving your sound and style as an artist?

I'm now putting this on-stage EP, and sharing it with the audience, having in mind to transform this EP into an Album. I always keep myself inspired and be in the moment.


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