It’s time to get to know Chaos Chaos. The spunky indie duo — comprised of sisters Asya and Chloe Saavedra — from Seattle have been crafting buoyant, twee pop tunes since they were preteens under their former band name, Smoosh. Now in their 20s, Chaos Chaos utilize an intriguing blend of piano and electronic elements, all wrapped up with a refreshingly playful essence. All of those aspects are evident in the music video for their new single “Pink Politics,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (April 12).
“Pink Politics” is a defiant dance jam, whipped together during a polarizing time in history.
“It was written the day after the election,” Asya tells Billboard. “Everything felt so weird, so I wanted to write. I didn’t actually have my thoughts really gathered or figured out before that song happened, but it just so happened to be about this. We ended up talking about it and realizing that we should make that be the vibe of the song. That weird place when you’re feeling really detached and confused about everything.”
The song’s tenacious message is paired with a contrastingly cheerful sound. “Somehow it felt cool in the moment to do a weird dance song that’s very girly and weird,” Asya continues. “Just kind of accepting that yeah, things suck right now. But we’re gonna have to accept the state of things. And we’re gonna do something powerful with that.”
“Pink Politics” resulted from a spontaneous songwriting moment, and its accompanying music video also required little planning. Made up entirely of iPhone clips, the “Pink Politics” music video presents the women of Chaos Chaos singing, playing instruments and dancing all over some of their favorite spots in Los Angeles.
“It wasn’t necessarily in line with our political inspiration for the song,” Chloe explains. “It was basically us just running around different places until we got kicked out.”
The various settings in the “Pink Politics” music video include neighborhood streets, an arcade and Griffith Park, where they say they had to be told to leave multiple times. “I think it was a good challenge to do a music video in public,” Chloe says. “It’s probably the most exposing thing we can do…we were in a Denny’s filming at one point.”
Both sisters agree on the main motive behind the music video: “We just didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously.”
Chaos Chaos’ debut self-titled album is scheduled for release on May 15, and they begin their national headlining tour Thursday (Apr. 12) in their hometown of Seattle. Tickets are still available through their website.
Watch the unconventional “Pink Politics” video below.