London-based artist, actress and entrepreneur Rachael Blanche, who splits time between England, Australia and the U.S., has released the smouldering pop-soul single “Translator,” a seductively well-crafted ode to navigating the layered nature of communication in the modern world.
Commenting on the song, Rachael Blanche states:
“‘Translator’ is all about the early stages of dating, where miscommunication over text and social media leaves so many questions. Any girl has been a part of many group chats where someone is sending screenshots of a conversation that the group is decoding. He keeps texting me, but doesn’t ask any questions, he’s asking what I’m doing this weekend, but doesn’t ask me out. When you meet someone and think it could be something major, you just need a translator!”
Ripe for a visual accoutrement to help the tale blossom in an even fuller hue, Blanche enlisted Beau Bressington, of Bread Productions (Beks, Airports, Miss Fit) to brush the romance into high definition. Actor Arcadia Fimone is her on-screen love interest.
“The ‘Translator’ film clip takes you on a journey of a new couple, the moment’s when she’s in her room texting, to the first date, and the chemistry, to dropping her home, and confusion setting in. He walks her to her door, does he want to come in, he says ‘we should do this again sometime,’ the frustration of reading between the lines, never quite sure what he means. When being vulnerable and honest and just saying you like them is the scariest thing.”
“Translator” marks the first of six songs Blanche is readying for release over the next year, with live shows in the works in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. No translator needed; she’s a beacon of transatlantic excellence.