Trendy Outfit

Trendy Outfit

 Santiago, Santiago, CHL
DuoAlternativePop

Soul searching melodies coupled with electro beats make for a unique aesthetic, making you want to dance with an inward smile.

Biography

Trendy Outfit is made up of two bandmates (from the band PapaNegro) who felt the need to express themselves outside that unit. Letting their minds and their abilities go wild, Carlinhos dug deep into his synth driven heart and gathered his, to that day not yet fully exploited, sound machines to give them new life by flipping every switch and turning every knob with maddening curiosity. Guayi, on his part, set free all those melancholic melodies sealed within, but also revived his love for house music beats. His cinematic background also flourished as the music began to take shape, adopting the idea of a musical short film as the embodiment of this new sound that was coming into their lives.

“ANIMA" follows the path of a young boy running away from hurt, heading for revenge only to find solace with his very own demons. This EP has been structured to have 5 distinct chapters in the form of songs to follow the story of our protagonist. Each song serves as the soundtrack to this imaginary short film.

"I AM FOREVER” our journey finds our boy running through the streets of his small town. His face shows his sadness and anger as he runs away from everything. Flashbacks of all the bad experiences and people come into mind, growing as he enters the deep woods. As he runs deeper and deeper, we sense his desperation mutate into motivation, drive, pushing him to keep going, hurtling all the obstacles. We finally catch sight of his objective, his small run down hideout. He enters to present us this amazing inventor’s shed, where he has long been expressing his mind through objects, this time his object of choice is a weapon, vengeance. He comes out to the open to test his invention, a small bird will be the victim. Boy aims, squeezes the trigger and backfires. Bird flies to safety, boy drops to the ground.

"SAVE YOUR TEARS”It’s late, our unconscious boy’s face in the mire, a small, enlightened version of himself with a bird’s head exits his ear. Flies up and wanders through the forest back to where he came from. Soaring through the town streets he peeks into the lives of the people in his flashbacks. Their animal souls show us their true selves as their lives unravel before us. The bully kid takes off his wolf mask to reveal a lonely sheep, as his wolf dad and sheep mom are at each other’s throat in the room next door. The town princess sits at a table, her small duck head facing down while her old swan mother indoctrinates her with a firm hand. Our boy enters the room of a sleeping classmate, whispers in her ear and calls her animal self out to play. He gathers all the children and invites them back to the woods, the sanctuary.  

“NICE” is the backdrop to their cathartic ritual. Dance, gameplay and laughs fill the night air under the stars as these small animal souls run amok, letting their childhood energy flow free.  

"IT’S OVER”, the morning air starts to seep in and these magical creatures know it’s time to go. The real world is closing in and the celebration is over. Their eyes say goodbye and their hands let go, as their bodies call them back. Our boy finds himself once again alone in the woods, he slowly flies back to his body, crestfallen he enters his ear, his eyes open.

"BULLETPROOF (GLOWING IN THE DARK)”. Within the shed we see our boy hunched over his work bench, scribbling away, measuring, creating. Putting parts together, watching something grow. Little by little he advances in his invention and other kids start to join him as they too mould ideas into shape. Colourful exoskeletons, with masks, wings and lights cover their bodies reshaping them into their animal spirits. The door opens and these new creatures surge out into the night woods, filling it with childish wildness. The town streets are forced to welcome them and their new reign as our boy’s face lights up with laughter and satisfaction.


NOTES ON THE FILM:
Each chapter of the film has been developed with different directors, allowing multiple aesthetics and techniques to the short while maintaining a single storyline throughout.

NOTES ON PLAYING LIVE:
ANIMALIVE is an immersive experience, taking the audience along as the story unfolds through strong visual and technical imagery while engaging their bodies with the energy and power of the live performance. The concept and staging include projection mapping, augmented reality, visuals that interact with the audience, among other technologies.


Lyrics

It’s over

Written By: Guayi Ma,Carlinhos

Hold my hand
Wish for something good
Hold my hand
Wish for something good

Cause it’s over now
Hoping for something good
Cause it’s over now
Hoping for something good

Close your eyes
Dream of something new
Close your eyes
Dream of something new

Cause it’s over now
Hoping for something new
Cause it’s over now
Hoping for something new

To drain away the tears
Hide away the fear
Cause it’s all that there is left
For us to do

To drain away the tears
Drive away the pain
Cause it’s all that there is left
For us to do

Save your tears

Written By: Guayi Ma,Carlinhos

When boys are not to so kind
Save your tears
If girls mess up your mind
Save your tears
Feeling left behind
Save your tears
Stand up, and hold on tight (put up a fight)
And save your tears

Screaming from the inside
Beating up your downside
Holding back a landslide
… while the whole world
is caving in

Throwing a fit and
Gnashing your teeth and
Waving your fists and
Thrashing until all
Gives in

When boys are not to so kind
Save your tears
If girls mess up your mind
Save your tears
Feeling left behind
Save your tears
Stand up, and hold on tight (put up a fight)
And save your tears

Selfish little bastards
Wishing for disaster
Make them fall faster
Make them burn
Make them all
Disappear

Soon I’ll have my throne
My life paved in gold
Beautiful and Bold
Till then I’ll just wait
Right here

I'm forever

Written By: Guayi Ma,Carlinhos

I’m gonna run run run and hide
In my favorite shelter

From there I plan a massive strike
That’ll leave you breathless

Feast your eyes on this
I am forever
Come come come take a look at me
I am forever

Don’t push me too far
I can push much further

You cannot tell what I have inside
But it will show you better

Feast your eyes on this
I am forever
Come come come take a look at me
I am forever

And as I rise supreme
My first decree
Is that you treat me kind and tenderly

But one more night
I await the spark
That will ignite my treasure

Nice

Written By: Guayi Ma,Carlinhos

Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me

Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me

I can feel this openly
Wonderous things I cannot see in me
With a little love it’s easy

This is taking over me
All I need to elevate my dreams
You’re the only thing that’s missing

Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me

Seeing all that love can be
Feeling luck eternally with me
Don’t you try and stop the gifted

Dose of laughter spurring me
Smiles aflutter quiver endlessly
So come cause this is neverending

Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me
Wouldn’t it be nice
If you were here with me

Bulletproof

Written By: Guayi Ma,Carlinhos

Glowing in the dark
Sparks are flashing, chance is on my side

Ride the rising tide
I’m gliding with the virtuous inside

Homing in on this
Guided, heat seeking, reach a fever pitch

Powered through the roof
The body pumping fluids, bulletproof

Virtuous inside....

All of my lifetime led to this
It’s quietly unfolding

Discography

ANIMA

“ANIMA" follows the path of a young boy running away from hurt, heading for revenge only to find solace with his very own demons. This EP has been structured to have 5 distinct chapters in the form of songs to follow the story of our protagonist. Each song serves as the soundtrack to this imaginary short film.



"I AM FOREVER” our journey finds our boy running through the streets of his small town. His face shows his sadness and anger as he runs away from everything. Flashbacks of all the bad experiences and people come into mind, growing as he enters the deep woods. As he runs deeper and deeper, we sense his desperation mutate into motivation, drive, pushing him to keep going, hurtling all the obstacles. We finally catch sight of his objective, his small run down hideout. He enters to present us this amazing inventor’s shed, where he has long been expressing his mind through objects, this time his object of choice is a weapon, vengeance. He comes out to the open to test his invention, a small bird will be the victim. Boy aims, squeezes the trigger and backfires. Bird flies to safety, boy drops to the ground.



"SAVE YOUR TEARS”It’s late, our unconscious boy’s face in the mire, a small, enlightened version of himself with a bird’s head exits his ear. Flies up and wanders through the forest back to where he came from. Soaring through the town streets he peeks into the lives of the people in his flashbacks. Their animal souls show us their true selves as their lives unravel before us. The bully kid takes off his wolf mask to reveal a lonely sheep, as his wolf dad and sheep mom are at each other’s throat in the room next door. The town princess sits at a table, her small duck head facing down while her old swan mother indoctrinates her with a firm hand. Our boy enters the room of a sleeping classmate, whispers in her ear and calls her animal self out to play. He gathers all the children and invites them back to the woods, the sanctuary.  



“NICE” is the backdrop to their cathartic ritual. Dance, gameplay and laughs fill the night air under the stars as these small animal souls run amok, letting their childhood energy flow free.  



"IT’S OVER”, the morning air starts to seep in and these magical creatures know it’s time to go. The real world is closing in and the celebration is over. Their eyes say goodbye and their hands let go, as their bodies call them back. Our boy finds himself once again alone in the woods, he slowly flies back to his body, crestfallen he enters his ear, his eyes open. 



"BULLETPROOF (GLOWING IN THE DARK)”. Within the shed we see our boy hunched over his work bench, scribbling away, measuring, creating. Putting parts together, watching something grow. Little by little he advances in his invention and other kids start to join him as they too mould ideas into shape. Colourful exoskeletons, with masks, wings and lights cover their bodies reshaping them into their animal spirits. The door opens and these new creatures surge out into the night woods, filling it with childish wildness. The town streets are forced to welcome them and their new reign as our boy’s face lights up with laughter and satisfaction.

Set List

  1. Intro
  2. I'm forever
  3. Save your tears
  4. Nice
  5. It's over
  6. Bulletproof
  7. Outro