CLIP joins Araya for “Electro Devil”

CLIP joins Araya for “Electro Devil”
The lead single from Araya’s newly announced Arena EP comes with a sci-fi visual treatment courtesy of Fenn Paider.

By Raphael Helfand

November 18, 2022

Fenn Paider

Araya has announced an EP called Arena due out next spring and shared its lead single, “Electro Devil” featuring CLIP. On the new track, the Thai-Chilean New Yorker takes his fellow city kid (via Texas) and recent Gen F star out of her lo-fi rap comfort zone for a club-ready fusion of R&B and EDM. The song arrives alongside a Fenn Paider-directed sci-fi visual treatment (embedded below) that places its protagonists in a dystopian future devoid of dance music. Along with several other stylish cyber goths, they hack their way into the mainframe and stage a righteous coup d’etat.

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“‘Electro Devil’ is a commentary on this digital era we live in as well as the curiosities associated,” Araya explains in a press release. “There is a hopefulness in placing/creating our own meanings to these new facets of life. The feeling that we may all be the pioneers of our own journey can be intimidating but nonetheless exciting.This song was written after recording the entirety of my Heartbreak Hotel-esque EP titled ARENA; I think it was natural being lead to feelings of both hope and a desire for new meaning after existing in such circumstances of heartbreak for so long.”

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“Being able to create with your friends is always fun,” CLIP adds. “Collaborating with Araya for the first time on both the song and music video definitely embodied the feel-good energy that ‘Electro Devil’ gives off, and I hope listeners will be able to experience that same energy Araya and I felt while creating ‘Electro Devil’ when they hear it for the first time.”

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Sabby Sousa – Heartbreak Hotel Lyrics

[Verse 1: Sabby Sousa]
You don’t respect me
Why would ya
It’s not like I spent these two years
Tryna please ya
Don’t hate me
It’s just what you made me
Tryna move on
Avoiding your calls
But my heart still bleeds for ya

[Chorus: Sabby Sousa]
I got you on your knees
Begging me not to go
I can hear you calling out my name as I’m walking out that door, oh
Yah, I’ve heard it before, I don’t need this, I’m done
I can’t
This ain’t the Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak, heartbreak, heartbreak
This ain’t the heartbreak hotel

[Verse 2: Sabby Sousa]
Feelin’ dreamy tonight
But why would you care
You’re inside my head, up in my veins and all in my hair
The suction I feel
When you’re loving her
It breaks me inside, I just need to cry it’s all that I do

[Chorus: Sabby Sousa]
I got you on your knees
Begging me not to go
I can hear you calling out my name as I’m walking out that door, oh
Yah, I’ve heard it before, I don’t need this, I’m done
I can’t
This ain’t the Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak, heartbreak, heartbreak
This ain’t the Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak, heartbreak, heartbreak

[Bridge: Sabby Sousa]
Said you’d leave her in the dust
Just focus on us
You think you can feed me those lies
Well, I know you too well
I know you too well
I know you too well

[Chorus: Sabby Sousa]
I got you on your knees
Begging me not to go
I can hear you calling out my name as I’m walking out that door, oh
Yah, I’ve heard it before, I don’t need this, I’m done
I can’t
This ain’t the Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak, heartbreak, heartbreak
This ain’t the Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak, heartbreak, heartbreak

Dire Straits – Calling Elvis

Calling Elvis
Is anybody home?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone
Did he leave the building?
Or can he come to the phone?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone

Well tell him I was calling
Just to wish him well
Let me leave my number
Heartbreak hotel
Oh love me tender
Baby, don’t be cruel
Return to sender
Treat me like a fool

Calling Elvis
Is anybody home?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone
Did he leave the building?
Can he come to the phone?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone
Alright

Why don’t you go get him?
I’m his biggest fan
You gotta tell him
He’s still the man
Long distance, baby
So far from home
Don’t you think maybe
You could put him on

Tell him I was calling
Just to wish him well
Let me leave my number
Heartbreak Hotel
Oh, love me tender
Baby, don’t be cruel
Return to sender
Treat me like a fool

Calling Elvis
Is anybody home?
Calling Elvis
Here all alone
Did he leave the building?
Or can he come to the phone?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone

Calling Elvis
Is anybody home?
Calling Elvis
Here all alone
Did he leave the building?
Or can he come to the phone?
Calling Elvis
I’m here all alone

Michael Jackson – Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)

[Intro]
Alone tonight
Me here tonight
Till it’s all right
Damn lover friend of mine

[Verse 1]
She got your number, she know your game
She put you under, it’s so insane
Since you seduced her, how does it feel
To know that woman is out to kill?

[Chorus 1]
Susie got your number, and Susie ain’t your friend
Look who took you under with seven inches in
Blood is on the dance floor, blood is on the knife
Susie’s got your number, and Susie says it’s right

[Post-Chorus]
Susie says it’s, Su-Su says it’s
(Take my-Take my money)
Susie got your, Su-Susie got your
(Throw my time away)
Blood is on, is on, blood is
(You’ve been talking garbage)
The dance floor, the dance the night
(You’re damn, damn good for me)

[Verse 2]
I never knew, but I was walking the line
"Come go with me," I said I have no time
And don’t you pretend we didn’t talk on the phone
My baby cried, she left me standing alone

[Chorus 2]
Welcome to Heartbreak Hotel
This is Heartbreak Hotel, it’s so evil
Heartbreak Hotel
This place is Heartbreak Hotel

[Chorus 3]
10 years ago today
Dangerous, and Susie ain’t your friend
Dangerous, with seven inches in
Dangerous, blood is on the knife
Dangerous, and Susie says it’s right

[Verse 3]
A haunting ghostly treat, the foolish trickery
And spirits dancing in the night
But if you came to see the truth, the purity
It’s here inside a lonely heart

[Chorus 4]
So just leave me alone, girl
Leave me alone
Leave me alone, girl
Leave me alone
Stop it, just stop dogging me around

[Chorus 5]
It was blood on the dance floor, to enjoy that simple dance
It was blood on the dance floor, everything was on my side
It was blood on the dance floor, like it was love and true romance
It was blood on the
And I just can’t take it, the girl won’t break it

[Outro]
You’ve been, you’ve been, you don’t, you don’t, don’t
You don’t, you don’t, don’t mess with my baby
She don’t, she don’t, she don’t know it
She just, she just, mess with my baby

Bodega Bamz – Heartbreak Hotel

[Sample]
Good afternoon, thank you for calling award-winning hotel
This is Eeyore, how may I assist you?
Yes, um…

[Intro]
I’m on my way now
They say it could take me forever, man
Heartbreak Hotel though
Yeah, haha, word, yo

[Verse 1]
So do you need eyes just to cry now?
Should there be a "good" in "goodbye" now?
Is the world big enough to hide now
From yourself? Are you brave enough to try now?
So the pain eventually has to die now
Don’t let it be a wave then subside now
The truth is, we’d rather believe in lies now
Than accept what’s the truth deep inside now
And if it’s perfect, what would be the perfect endin’?
I don’t need perfect in a perfect settin’
All I need is real and what comes with it
And if you want good, bad comes with it
I’m that nigga now, "everybody knows you"
Told you, don’t let me hold you, just let me show you
I done been down this road, so I know the outcome
Whatever out, come in, close the door to your feelings
I’m a man, don’t judge me off emotions, baby
You my baby even if I don’t call you "baby"
You want the truth? Spill it; You want a heart? Fill it
The feelings change, so you say you must depart with it
And that’s the part I hate: when they forget the good
As you should, understand what you understood
Let me get this out my system

[Interlude]
How many rooms available in the Heartbreak Hotel?
Ok, when is it? How many nights? How many people?
If I could bring more with me, I would
Ok, I have a non-smoking double, you wanna book it?

[Bridge]
Ayo, sit back, relax, sip the Congac
Smile, think about it, laugh, don’t react, everything will pass
When you cross the finish line and the sweat dry off
Just remember that I told you so

[Verse 2]
Heartbreak Hotel, I’m here for a short stay
Money not needed by the way, by the way
It’s looking everybody got the same thing in common here
Even had Common here, J. Lo was a regular
She don’t mind it either, I’m walking past the Hollywood Hall
Seen Brad and Angelina, Martin and Gena
The Heartbreak Hotel got different sections
They keep the rappers and the singers and the actors separate
And if you not fully healed, then you can’t exit
Room service serve junk for depression
Party on my floor, I said "what up" to Tyga
Couple doors down, there go Rob and Blac Chyna
Kanye and Amber and Wiz just to name a few
Marc Anthony singing salsa, he made it too
Jumping on the couch in the lobby, it’s Tom Cruise
Mariah Carey looking scary
Nick Cannon wild’n out on con cierres
Heartbreak Hotel, you don’t bring luggage
You come here with worries and you leave here with nothin’
Enjoy your stay

[Outro]
What’s up, playboy?
You know I just got here, you know the reason I’m in here, man
She did?! Ah, man
Ayo, this my first time in here though, yo, like
I knew the Heartbreak Hotel existed, but damn!
I ain’t know so many motherfuckers was in here, B
Like, yo bro, I’m tryin’ to heal, man
And I order room service and they give me all this unhealthy shit, chocolates and all that
And there ain’t no drinks in the mini bar, man
This shit is like a rehab, bro
And, yo, I just seen Selena Gomez by the pool, bro
And I couldn’t even bag because they was saying it’s against policy, word
Niggas, yo, niggas deadass told me that Drake got the whole floor to himself, boy
Like he a reg – haha, the whole floor, boy, yeah
Nah, nah, I’m glad this hotel
I’m glad the Heartbreak Hotel free every night though, B
You pay with your pain, yo, you heard?
Nah but there ain’t no address so I can’t even give it to you bro
You gotta find it, bro, you just gotta find it
But yo, I’ma get right, man
Nah, nah, I’m not gon’ be that long
Short stay, man, short stay
I’ma see you soon, boy, one hunnid