[Premiere] Persian genre-bender CHAII shares “Middle Ground” music video

Tenre-bending Persian/New Zealander artist CHAII expresses her diverse creative powers by sharing the new visual trilogy and EP “Lightswitch.” CHAII directed and produced all three videos in the trilogy, and we’re premiering the visual for “Middle Ground” today. The clip pictures CHAII dancing in the desert to the song’s bombastic beat.

“This song is a three-part journey of thoughts and emotions that I’ve experienced,” CHAII shares about “Middle Ground.””From having negative thoughts of not being able to achieve your goals to people around you feeding you their fears. The second stage is accepting that there are highs and lows in life and finding that middle ground. The last part of the song is about constantly looking to move forward in life, and being able to overcome people who tell you that you can’t achieve something.”

CHAII was inspired to create the “Lightswitch” trilogy after learning more about Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. It resulted in countless creative talents, including musicians, actors and artists, relocating to California after their work was banned in their homeland. California remains the biggest Persian music community outside of Iran over forty years later.

For more music from CHAII head over to Spotify.