The bouncy indie bop has a fun, infectious folk/pop vibe that conjures up echoes of Mumford and Sons – only more fun.
Aye – Ridin’ on a wave / Ya I’m sailin’ away to my oasis
Aye – Ridin’ on a wave / Sunset I’m chasin’
Makin my way to you / Need to have my Malibu
“‘My Malibu’ isn’t a place or a person – it’s where I go when I open that guitar case & grab my instrument – it lights me up,” says Milahroy. “I feel I enter this oasis that is unworldly.”
But in “My Malibu” – directed by interiorstate – our hero is out in the wilderness searching for his happy place with a gorilla bro and a beach-bound granny.
Maps in hand, he and his compatriots search over hill and dale until finally taking a flying scooter to get to the magic sands of Malibu for a sunset soiree.
That could sound kind of random but, like in all his music videos, there’s always a meaning when it comes to Milahroy.
“As for the gorilla & grandmother, there’s a big balance between the masc/fem energy in myself & my upbringing,” explains the artist. “I’ve had both my grandmothers present during my childhood, they would babysit a lot & watch over my siblings and I.”
“As for the gorilla, my father is where I get all my fur! I used to hate it – but when I learned to let go & accept it, I began to love it!”
Milahroy adds that when his director showed him the two characters “it just felt they were a part of me.” He admits that, while the music video is silly, he feels it’s “very fitting to the type of quirky personality I have!”
The whole endeavor is light-hearted and full of whimsical imagery. Whether partying in the woods with his furry bro, or flying high above cotton-candy pink clouds, the song represents those ineffable ideas that feed our souls.
“‘My Malibu’ could be anything that lights us up, whether it’s our person, a location, an inanimate object or even a memory that keeps us going.”