Cazwell dropped his new video for single The Biscuit at midnight. In this video he teams up with a new gay social app Hornet. The track gives a dash of Middle Eastern influence with a looped flute hook similar to a snake charmer’s Pungi. Cazwell carries this influence over into the video with Middle Eastern inspired graphics that are often associated with the Vaperwave and Seapunk movements.
Cazwell expects there may be some controversy over his video. He goes on to say "I believe that stepping out of your comfort zone is important.” He continues with “The production on this track is unlike anything I’ve done before, and the music video might potentially be controversial, but I was once told by the legendary flawless Sabrina that ‘If it doesn’t scare you, don’t do it.’ Cazwell also thinks “fans will see the video for what it is sexy fun, funny and colorful.” Cazwell explains, “I’m almost always convinced I’m going to offend somebody with almost every video I drop. This one included, but it is never my goal. I remember before I dropped "Ice Cream Truck" (now over 9 million views on You Tube / VEVO), I was nervous. I was like, 'this is too gay, no one is gonna get my sense of humor!'"
The controversy may come from the fact that the dancers and Cazwell are wearing custom Middle Eastern Hip-Hop attire created by designer Matthew Hemesath or the Middle Eastern inspired graphics in the video itself. There has been a lot of talk about cultural appropriation on the internet these days. Even pop sensation Katy Perry got into hot water because of the imagery in her video This Is How We Do.
Cazwell also goes on to talk about working with the team at Hornet. “Me and the guys from Hornet have been talking about working together for a while,” he reveals. “It was just about timing and finding the right project to work on.” The team at Hornet think, The Biscuit was the perfect project to work with Cazwell on, “Cazwell entertains, breaks barriers, clashes stereotypes and for that, our users love him,” says Sean Howell of the app. “Cazwell's music is about real life and current sexual culture and that mirrors the types of conversation we encourage.”
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