“My producer Austin Bello and I started brainstorming on the word ‘magenta.’ I told him I was very inspired by Bruno Mars’ latest album and the old school yet fresh sound it has… The color Magenta is very vibrant and indescribable, which is the feeling I want a listener to get when hearing this song. The video showcases magenta as a touch that makes an individual feel sexy, confident, and fun in that moment. Every time the magenta magic touches someone, it immediately changes their mood and makes them feel unstoppable and desirable… I have been obsessed with the character Poison Ivy since I saw Batman as a kid. I remember her seducing her victims — blowing a magic smoke into their ear which made them fall for her. I had a similar idea, minus the villain plot.” –Shenna
More about Shenna:
Shenna Somsmieh, known by her stage name Shenna, is a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, co-producer, and model who, since the age of seven, has performed in front of thousands across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Hailing from Woodbridge, Virginia, Shenna’s received some heavy airplay in the U.S and in several countries around the world including Poland, Australia, Ghana, and the U.K. Several of her records (including two from her debut album ‘Made Of Gold‘) are featured on the 2016 season of Oxygen’s The Bad Girls Club (“You Can’t Sit With Us”, “Made Of Gold”, “So Love”), MTV’s Teen Mom OG (“Control“), MTV’s Finding Carter (“Take Your Time“), and Netflix’s film Miss Stevens (“Made Of Gold”). Shenna’s debut EP, ‘Dream In Color‘, held the number one spot on Bandcamp in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia market for several months.
Shenna’s fashion sense is largely inspired by the boldness of icons Rihanna and Lady Gaga. As the daughter of a Syrian father from Damascus, and an African-American mother born in Germany, Shenna’s influences span an array of different cultures.