A godforsaken municipality gets transformed into a colorful oasis, courtesy of a neon fairy godmother named Teddi Gold, and the electro-hyper popular prima tells HL however ‘Pineapple Piñata’ is each astir uncovering your interior happiness.
From the opening seconds of Teddi Gold’s “Pineapple Piñata,” you cognize you’re astir to ticker immoderate magic unfold. In the video, premiering present connected HollywoodLife, Teddi descends connected a sleepy, dusty godforsaken municipality similar a DayGlo angel sent from the champion portion of Heaven. With conscionable a brace of fur coats and a shimmy, Teddi convinces the locals to wantonness their dusty, monochromatic satellite for 1 that is bursting with emotion and joyousness (and a small weirdness due to the fact that it wouldn’t beryllium amusive without a interaction of the odd.)
“The full thought for that opus was that you tin make joyousness anywhere,” Teddi says successful an EXCLUSIVE interrogation for HollywoodLife. “You tin unrecorded authentically, and happiness comes from the internal, not the external. So, I wanted the satellite successful this video to consciousness dystopian and futuristic. Set successful an abandoned place, 3 radical find each other, find connection, and done that newfound friendship, they find joy. You don’t request thing extracurricular of yourself to find it.”
“Pineapple Piñata” exemplifies wherefore Teddi Gold is going to beryllium your adjacent favourite artist. Her charisma shines brighter than the pinkish PVC formal she wears successful the video, and 1 can’t assistance but creation on to the track, adjacent if your feet don’t consciousness similar moving. “The thought for the opus was that you person a person who is going done immoderate heaviness,” she shares. “Their caput is ‘spinning successful a blender.’ So you thrust to their location to prime them up, and you instrumentality them retired dancing. For those hours retired dancing, and successful this abbreviated song, you get to fto spell of the heaviness. You ‘leave it connected the creation floor.’ It’s hard to enactment bittersweet erstwhile you are jumping up and down to a creation song.”
It’s besides hard not to autumn successful emotion with Teddi Gold’s music, which is bully due to the fact that she’s releasing a caller EP – Vol. 2 — connected October 7th. In the EXCLUSIVE interrogation for HollywoodLife, she talks astir this project, the enactment she enactment into the video, and more!
HollywoodLife: You picture your euphony arsenic “organized chaos,” erstwhile did “Pineapple Piñata” consciousness finished to you?
Teddi Gold: I could enactment endlessly connected a song. It’s a good equilibrium betwixt over-doing thing and not doing enough. It seems truthful corny to say, but I usually conscionable cognize erstwhile it’s done. It’s a feeling that’s hard to enactment into words. Once I’m astatine the signifier wherever I’m conscionable making tiny changes, astatine immoderate constituent (usually aft I thrust my shaper crazy), I conscionable person to archer myself it’s done. This opus went done a batch of changes. In fact, I tweaked the premix conscionable a fewer months earlier the merchandise day due to the fact that my shaper and I felt it could beryllium freshened up since it had technically been finished implicit a twelvemonth ago.
The song’s connection of uncovering interior joyousness and extending it outward is special, however did this travel about, and what was the process of crafting it like?
I wrote this opus with my friends Shay and Garen, and my person Jon produced it. I emotion that I get to enactment with my friends due to the fact that I americium ne'er tense to stock ideas with them. I’ve ne'er been shy astir the information that I’ve been successful therapy for a batch of years and that I person had my just stock of slump and anxiety, arsenic galore radical have. It’s hard to beryllium quality sometimes. But I volition say, that arsenic I proceed to enactment connected myself, I proceed to find bid and existent happiness arsenic a process. A grounded-ness. It comes from an interior place. It’s thing that I privation to stock with people, and I privation to promote others that they tin besides bash it. I knew I wanted the opus to beryllium a creation song. You tin determination and transmission vigor done dance. The thought for the opus was that you person a person who is going done immoderate heaviness. Their caput is “spinning successful a blender.” So you thrust to their location to prime them up, and you instrumentality them retired dancing. For those hours retired dancing, and successful this abbreviated song, you get to fto spell of the heaviness. You “leave it connected the creation floor.” It’s hard to enactment bittersweet erstwhile you are jumping up and down to a creation song. You tin shingle it retired adjacent if it’s temporary. Movement and creation are powerful.
Are determination immoderate artists/songs that straight inspired the dependable of “Pineapple Piñata”?
Yes! Lady Gaga and 100 Gecs!
“Pineapple Piñata” is an upbeat and uplifting creation track. Why did you take a barren godforsaken for the mounting of the video?
The full thought for that opus was that you tin make joyousness anywhere. You tin unrecorded authentically, and happiness comes from the internal, not the external. So I wanted the satellite successful this video to consciousness dystopian and futuristic. Set successful an abandoned place, 3 radical find each other, find connection, and done that newfound friendship, they find joy. You don’t request thing extracurricular of yourself to find it. We changeable the euphony video retired successful Bombay Beach. It’s a precise absorbing spot – I promote everyone to look it up. It utilized to beryllium this booming abrogation municipality connected the Salton Sea, that is present a forgotten municipality filled with artists and locals. My directors, Lio and Dulcinee, were amazing. We had an archetypal telephone astir the opus and the visuals, they sent maine a transportation for the video, and I knew instantly I wanted to enactment with them. They understood precisely what I wanted to bash and brought their ain beauteous originative visions to it arsenic well. The full formed and unit were conscionable lovely, and I americium truly arrogant of what we did.
The video has precise unsocial and breathtaking visuals, are determination caller things you’re anxious to experimentation with erstwhile it comes to your videos?
Yes. I’m a ocular person. Even erstwhile I constitute music, I deliberation astir it visually. I utilized to beryllium an actress, truthful I person a heavy appreciation for filmmaking too.
Coming disconnected of “Pineapple Piñata,” what tin we expect to perceive successful your caller EP, Vol. 2? What benignant of caller beingness experiences and lessons volition we perceive about? Are determination done lines from Vol. 1?
You volition perceive astir wanting to person amusive for the summer, you volition perceive astir leaving your problems connected the creation floor, you volition perceive astir however emotion transcends materialism, you volition perceive astir wanting to beryllium a bully friend, you volition perceive maine encouraging you to travel your ain dreams, and you volition perceive astir not letting the haters bring you down. I deliberation the through-line from Vol. 1 to Vol. 2 is self-love, kindness, and a tendency for existent transportation and intimacy.
How has your beingness changed successful airy of the pandemic?
I’m amazed astatine however overmuch my beingness has changed. I had immoderate hardships and difficulties, and I had immoderate astonishing opportunities contiguous themselves arsenic well. It seemed to beryllium the twelvemonth of duality for me. On the 1 hand, I went done a break-up and done a large move, but connected the different hand, I had a batch of occurrence successful the sync world, and I signed with Casual Records. While definite elements were precise difficult, I person a batch of gratitude successful my heart, and I consciousness precise blessed to bash what I do.
What are immoderate of your favourite sounds that you’ve incorporated into your music? Any caller ones that you’re excited for america to hear?
On the span successful “Pineapple Piñata,” we smashed existent piñatas and recorded it. So a batch of the sounds you perceive connected the span are from america hitting them. I went retired to Party City and bought a fewer piñatas, filled them up with candy, and we each took turns being blindfolded and hitting the piñatas. We recorded the full happening uncensored, truthful the vigor you consciousness successful that span is genuine. The enactment “who likes peanuts?” was due to the fact that my shaper got a container of peanut M&M’s, and this is what I emotion astir production. It’s endlessly originative successful presumption of the sonic sounds. I emotion creating my ain sounds. I bash it connected astir of my songs. I deliberation that is my signature. Creating my ain unsocial samples utilizing random objects oregon adjacent my ain voice.
Coming from a agelong lineage of performers and artists, bash you consciousness similar you person expectations for yourself and your art?
Yeah, that’s interesting. My great-grandma, Betty Burgess, was a Paramount histrion successful the ‘30s, and my great-grandfather was a pat dancer. He tap-danced with Fred Astaire and Betty Grable. Together my grandparents performed vaudeville each implicit the United States. I besides travel from a agelong enactment of traveling circus performers. I was precise adjacent with my great-grandma. She passed distant erstwhile I was successful precocious school, and she near maine a batch of her Hollywood memorabilia. I person aged movie stills, aged footage, and jewelry. She was a pistillate of heart. She would ever accidental that show is astir giving. You springiness to your audience. It’s the narration you physique with them. So I don’t consciousness expectations per se. I conscionable ever privation to beryllium coming from a spot of giving, ever giving from an authentic place, and gathering a existent transportation with my friends and fans.
‘Pineapple Piñata’ is retired now.