Samica first emerged when her covers of songs by artists including Jessie Reyez and Lizzo picked up traction online. Today she shares her first original song. “Alright” is a feather-light R&B jam that takes in the traditional Indian music she grew up listening to at home before she left San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles.
The “Alright” video, premiering above, is an intimate portrait of a relationship. Capturing private moments like a tourist break abroad and Samica reading the latest Sally Rooney novel in the park, the visual paints a portrait of the relationship addressed in the song.
“When I was growing up there wasn’t any Indian-American representation in music,” Samica wrote to The FADER via email. “Especially women. It was always the same people. I would watch these music videos on MTV and YouTube of the same kind of musician, and always pictured I would be making my own. It’s pretty amazing to be one of the first Indian-American women to really represent and showcase what we can do. This music video is showing the rawness of any relationship. I combined real home footage clips from a trip, and footage shot at home in Los Angeles to tell the story of the ups and downs between two people. Sometimes you mess up and the only thing you can do is apologize.”