Last week, 21-year-old bohemian princess singer-songwriter Zella Day released the highly-anticipated music video for her song "Mustang Kids" from her latest album Kicker. The song, a rugged blend of modern pop and indie spirit, is an angsty anthem for runaway adolescents with open hearts and big dreams. And we're playing it on repeat.
The video, shot entirely in black and white, shows a group of teens in various states of artistic expression, such as dance and photography, juxtaposed with scenes of all the characters restless and fed up with their small town lives. Ultimately, the "Mustang Kids" make a break for it and literally ride off on mustang horses. The stunning visuals, accompanied by lyrics like "Mustang kids are out/Rolling over hills and the roundabouts," are enough to inspire a getaway of our own (even if it's just a weekend road trip!).
Check out the full video below and keep scrolling for behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot.
1. Bohemian Queen
Day looks fresh out of the '70s in flared jeans for this relaxed shot.
2. Getting Ready
"Here's looking at you babe! Walter Ray Williams Jr. 8-31-96," reads the writing on the wall.
3. The Great Escape
Many of the final scenes in the video feature this stunning mountain backdrop.
4. Moving Mountains
The "Mustang Kids" eventually escape their small town lives on the backs of—what else?—mustang horses.
5. Sister, Sister
Surprise! Zella's real-life sister, Mia Rae (above), stars in the video.