Pour Vous, the duo of actress Christa B. Allen (ABC’s “Revenge, “13 Going on 30”) and producer Johnny What (Bråves) describe their music as dark, sexy and subversively naughty. Perhaps nothing confirms this more than their sensual new single and NSFW video, “Scorpio”.
The infectiousness of Allen’s hauntingly ethereal vocal, combined with a tight production that includes religious elements and lurid images of sex, rebellion and taboo, leaves nothing to the imagination. The result is a stunningly beautiful, and often uncomfortable, look at personal introspection and female empowerment.
AXS recently spoke with Christa Allen and Johnny What about “Scorpio”, Pour Vous and more in this exclusive new interview.
Christa Allen: “Scorpio” was the first song Johnny and I wrote together. It wasn’t that we intentionally tried to write a song on this subject matter. It just seemed natural to write about sex, love and two people in a relationship.
Johnny What: Christa and I both love sexy music. We discussed a little of what we wanted to talk about, and “Scorpio” was the beginning of that. We had a lot of fun with the lyrics and trying to figure out as many ways to say, “f#ck me good”, as possible. [laughs].
AXS: Where did the idea for the video originate?
JW: The idea of having someone on a cross receiving oral sex was one I’d had for a while. When I brought the idea to Christa, she suggested we make the cross out of televisions with images of powerful women or sexual revolutionaries behind her. It was a timely idea.
Click here to watch the NSFW video for “Scorpio”.
AXS: Christa, did you have any reservations about doing the video? There’s very little left to the imagination.
CA: I had no reservations because I strongly believe in the concept and was excited about executing it in the best possible way. There are so many different meanings you can take away from the video. It brings out whatever speaks to you. For me, an interesting element was being crucified on a cross made of televisions. It spoke to my history of being on TV for the past sixteen years. I also come from a very conservative family that doesn’t believe in females wanting sex for pleasure. For them, sex should be for procreation only and having babies. Women shouldn’t be ashamed of their sexuality, and I couldn’t be more excited about putting that message into the world.
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