Today Loladre (former Dear Evan Hansen star Laura Dreyfuss) premieres her new music video for last year’s single “Be Great” with NYLON magazine.
“I had so much fun filming this video with Jeremy,” Loladre says. “This song came from such a positive place, and I wanted to represent that visually.”
Backed by Michel Hayaca’s lush and warm electronic production, intimate synths offered the perfect counterpoint for the singer’s strikingly soulful delivery and folksy lyrical spirit. She introduced this signature style with the empowering anthem ‘Be Great’ [feat. Jeremy Pope] originally debuted via Complex. Underscored by sparse piano and glitchy snaps, the track illuminates her expansive range, stretching into hypnotic highs as she sings, “They don’t want us to be great, but we’re gonna be.”
“My friends and I used to always say this phrase, ‘They don’t want us to be great’,” she explains. “That can be as deep as haters not wanting your dreams to come true, or it can also be about the MTA not wanting you to get to work on time. When you have a dream and want to do something, so many people will tell you all of the reasons you can’t. They’re just living in fear. Tell them, ‘No’, and do it anyway.”
Watch “Be Great” below.