Award-winning Canadian, Guyanese and Indian songstress Anjulie premieres a sensual, colourful video for her exciting collaboration “Holy Water” with Mexican mega-star and multiple-Grammy award-winning singer Natalia Lafourcade. The song written by Anjulie, Natalia Lafourcade, and Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike also features Nigerian rapper Phyno and is now available digitally worldwide HERE. Directed by Clément Oberto, the visuals were inspired by artist Jana Brike’s hyper-visual, sensationally and sexually charged work.
Explains Anjulie, “When I was thinking about the concept for the ‘Holy Water’ video I was looking at Jana Brike’s artwork. Natalia and I shared some screenshots of her paintings in the studio when we were recording, then I sent them to Clément Oberto who directed the video. He loved the concept of flowers and came up with a beautiful treatment. It was really fun to make. I’ve never danced inside a vagina tunnel before.”
Anjulie’s musical resume reads like a who’s who of the industry. The JUNO-award winning, Platinum-selling singer-songwriter and producer from Toronto has written and collaborated with Diplo, Zedd, Boombox Cartel, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Benny Benassi to name a few. She penned the theme for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and her music has been featured on HBO, ABC, NBC and MTV where she received an MTV Video Music Award Nomination for ‘Best Breakout Video of the Year’.
Anjulie’s 2011 single “Brand New Bitch” was a hit on CHR and Hot AC radio in Canada, garnering Platinum certification. The track also reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Her 2012 radio hit “You and I” garnered Anjulie an MMVA (MuchMusic Video Award) for Best EDM/Dance Video and a JUNO award for Best Dance Single of the Year.
In 2016, Anjulie wrote a song about the bombings in Baghdad which resonated with Iraqi youth, fetching over 1 million organic FB video streams and an invite to perform at TEDxBaghdad. On her days off Anjulie writes an editorial series for VICE called “Chicks Who Write Hits” and is part of an army of female songwriters called SVNG, ‘Songwriters Under New Government’. She is also a supporter and advocate for the Canadian Women’s Foundation and UN Women.