Kayla DiVenere turns romantic pop fantasy into pop reality with her playful single and video Justin Bieber — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Like your mother’s affinity for David Cassidy, your older sister’s adoration of the Backstreet Boys, that time you swore you’d marry Devon Sawa, and the fact that you still have NKOTB dolls locked away in your chest of memories, this track recalls youthful days spent pining for a celeb both a million miles away, but front and centre in your every waking thought.
“Justin Bieber conveys a comedic side to infatuation where reality and Hollywood life blend together,” the Montreal-born, L.A.-based actress and singer explains. “Justin was every young girl’s dream celebrity crush, leading me to write a song that is so relatable. He was also always a role model, and inspired me to play multiple instruments and follow my passion. Throughout the creative process, we made sure to keep the song light and comedic as well as mysterious and sexy.”
Both an homage to romantic fantasy straight out of a teenage girl’s diary, and an instant pop classic in its own right, DiVenere’s song is laced with clever references to the pop sensation’s singles. The video takes the song to the next level, with DiVenere interacting with cutouts and posters of Biebs. But the real appeal of Justin Bieber is the magic DiVenere creates out of memories, and the grin you sheepishly bear remembering your first celebrity crush.