Dounia – So Cool
Dounia is an established social media star thanks to her outspokenness on body positivity and an array of social issues, but recently she’s also been embarking on a music career. Last year we spoke to the NYC singer about making music with relatable lyrics and the realest voice, and today she’s released a music video for “So Cool”, which comes directed by model Barbie Ferreira.
“‘So Cool’ generally is an outside perspective on an actual cool girl tryna conform to the idea of whatever ‘cool’ is to someone who’s prolly… less cool,” Dounia explains of the song. “I’m around a lot of fire funny ass supermodels and a lot of mediocre men and I see this dynamic play out a lot, so I was definitely directly inspired. It starts off as a narration, ‘She want validation, way to your place,’ and ends up trailing into an introduction almost, ‘Why don’t I give you a welcome tour? I got my brain right here – I got my heart next door.’”
When Dounia and Ferreira decided to make a video for one of her tracks, “So Cool” was an obvious choice. “That was the song our friend group currently had on repeat and just generally the mood of the moment,” Dounia says. It was shot in Connecticut in the snow, and took inspiration from cult 90s films.