Perth-based pop icon Skyuka releases the incredibly catchy track, ‘Michael Cera’. With a blend of indie rock, ’90s fuzz and a touch of humour, this infectious tune will be your favourite bop of the year.
‘Michael Cera’ showcases Skyuka’s unique blend of upbeat pop melodies alongside introspective, witty lyrics. It tells a relatable story of falling for someone who you just can’t seem to escape from, and the frustration that comes with it. It’s a reflection on unrequited love, delivered with Skyuka’s lightheartedness and sass.
“When I wrote Michael Cera I was listening to a lot of Vampire Weekend and just really enjoying the playfulness of their earlier albums which influenced the writing process of this song. It felt refreshing to write something fun that people could clap and sing along to and have a laugh at, but still had a lot of heart. I was basically telling myself I didn’t want to see this person anymore because of their addictive tendencies…but at the same time I felt like a huge hypocrite as I was clearly addicted to them.”
Joining forces with Debaser Studios in Perth, Skyuka collaborated with Andy Lawson (Noah Dillon, Death By Denim, Drapht, Tired Lion), who beautifully mixed and mastered ‘Michael Cera’.
Along with the release of the single, Skyuka has blessed the world with a music video for ‘Michael Cera’. The video, directed by Skyuka herself and videographed by Dylan Guy, promises to be a quirky, clever masterpiece, with nostalgic visuals and an engaging, entertaining storyline.
The video follows a storyline of Skyuka and her fixation on Michael Cera with many hilarious references to the actor.
“Being a Michael Cera fan I knew I could have a lot of fun with this video. I found this Michael Cera mask on eBay and I think that was when I realised I was onto something. I wanted the video to be very narrative driven and fun like the song.”
“I did a very detailed storyboard for this video and a lot of thought and attention to detail went into the props and settings as I really wanted to capture the 90s/early 2000s vibes that come to mind when I think of Cera. The first scene was actually shot in the lounge room at my parent’s house and I remember being up till 4am the day before the shoot decorating the entire wall with Michael Cera posters and rearranging all their furniture like a mad woman. I directed the video myself and Dylan Guy shot and edited the video.”