Lex Allen is here to make your soul pop. The rising singer hails from Milwaukee and has had a near-breakout 2017, including playing a Milwaukee Bucks halftime show and having their heart-string-tugging "Mama's Boy" named one of the best soul and R&B songs of 2017 by Paste Magazine and Daytrotter. Never one to stop working, Allen signs of 2017 with a body-positive and bumping music video for his electronic-soul-grime-self-love bonanza of a track, "Venus and Serena."
Produced by Q The Sun and with a firey assist from Taj Raiden, "Venus and Serena" is a dynamic and confident single on its own. Paired with these kinetic visuals, with blocking and direction guided by the rhythm of the track, the song has a second, third, and fourth life within its three-minute run time. Directed by Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland, and appropriately set on a tennis court, the video empowers every body type and gender identity, with Allen's attractive smirk and commanding vocal as the guiding light. During a year where dehumanization was a realized fear for too many communities, Allen's video and message is exactly what we need to combat stigmas and enter 2018 as shamelessly as possible.