Alejandro Aranda’s New Music Video Explores the Dark Side of ‘Paradise’

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Today (April 8), Alejandro Aranda, aka Scarypoolparty shares his new video for “Paradise.” Directed by Juliana Carpino (Halsey, Bebe Rexxa, Bazzi) and shot all in 48fps, the video pulls the curtain on the not-so-glamorous side of living in Los Angeles, from not being able to afford rent, to losing yourself in the superficiality, to the disease of addiction that many of its residents suffer from.

“From the outside, a lot of people think of LA as this paradise,” the American Idol season 17 runner-up explains, “but living here, you see a lot of people hurting, a lot of people in pain that no one wants to talk about. I really wanted to make a video that puts you in a spot of not knowing what’s real and who’s who. Juliana Carpino really brought the idea to life for the song.”

“Paradise” is just one of the character studies of his hometown that Scarypoolparty presents on his new 4 track EP Los Angeles.

Scarypoolparty’s steady stream of inventive tracks has helped him amass over 15 million combined streams to date and a social following of more than 700K. He recently announced “The Acoustic Tour,” a 16-show solo acoustic tour set for this June, one of the first post-pandemic artist tour announcements. Following the tour, he’ll appear at MadCool, Summer Camp, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands in 2021. Learn more and get your tickets to see Scarypoolparty HERE.


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