Premiere: Perth’s Skyuka exclusively unveils the video for her new single ‘Michael Cera’ – a zesty, goofy paean to obsession.

Feature Photograph: Mark Francesca

We are very pleased to bring to you the new video for the track ‘Michael Cera’ from Perth-based artist Skyuka (the nom de plume for Vanessa Raspa) – a hilarious encapsulation of Skyuka’s obsession with an object of desire who smiles like the iconic Canadian actor.

The song is bubblegum pop delicious with its high-stepping canter, buzzing garage guitars, rampant choruses and wry lyrics:

They say it’s trial and error but
You smile like Michael Cera and
I think I’d like to keep you for a little bit longer
They say it’s trial and error but
You smile like Michael Cera and
I think I’d like keep you babe

The video was directed by Skyuka herself and she says:

Being a Michael Cera fan I knew I could have a lot of fun with this video. I found this Michael Cera mask on eBay and I think that was when I realised I was onto something. I wanted the video to be very narrative driven and fun like the song.

We can be assured that no Micheal Ceras were harmed in the filming.

It’s a perfect accompaniment to a song filled with a carefree insouciance and untrammeled sense of joy – a much needed ray of sunshine when all else is dark. Skyuka gets ready for a night out in her room filled with posters of…well you can guess…only to meet up with masked dates with a face of…well, you can guess that too. Obsessed? Mr Cera would be entitled to take out a restraining order based on this. Skyuka’s performance is hilarious with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek:

‘Michael Cera’ (the song, that is) is out now and available to download and stream here. You can catch Skyuka launching this radiant single on 11 May at Mojos in Fremantle – details here. Michael Cera masks optional.

Feature Photograph: Mark Francesca

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