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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, the new music video from Kiana for Wait On Me is a tribute to women everywhere, inspired by an Iranian couple who were sentenced after a viral video showed them dancing in front of Iran’s Freedom Tower. 

Kiana

Toronto-based R&B artist Kiana is known for her moody, soulful and hypnotic soundscapes which demonstrate feelings of melancholy heartbreak and how growth is often painful but beautiful. With a unique Persian and Dutch upbringing, the artist finds inspiration in the cultures that have raised her.

Kiana on The Table Read Magazine
Kiana, photo credit: Shayla Anderson

Her music has gained recognition from multiple radio stations including Toronto’s Flow 93.5 FM and Vibe 105.5 FM and received immense positive reception from her hometown. Today, KIANA has earned over half a million plays globally and has been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, Wonderland Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones to Watch and Red Bull Music, to name a few.

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Kiana has touched major stages like The Mod Club Theatre and performed at significant Canadian festivals including NXNE and Canadian Music Week, and is rapidly becoming an artist to watch.

Wait On Me

The stunning new cinematic music video for Kiana’s single Wait On Me, ft. Lou Celestino, is a tribute to women everywhere, showcasing women’s power, boldness and bravery when it comes to almost everything in life.

The video was inspired by women in Iran who have gone against rules to regain their power and rights by fighting for their freedom to make decisions freely and live unapologetically.

-Kiana
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Wait On Me tells the story of two lovers who have been kept apart in a prison-like confinement, we see them calling out for each other throughout the video. Kiana takes the role of the female lead who finds an opportunity to make her escape by locking eyes with the prison guard – building sexual tension, and keeping him distracted as she seizes his knife.

The storyline was inspired by an Iranian couple who were sentenced after a viral video showed them dancing in front of Iran’s Freedom Tower. The video takes place in Tehran, Iran – but a dystopian sci-fi version of the city, and shortlisted for 8 categories at the Berlin Commercial Festival.

Both Sina Dolati, the director, and I are huge fans of slasher and horror films and somehow wanted to incorporate that element through a 90s film style of shooting for the specific final end scene.  

-Kiana

Find more from Kiana now:

https://www.instagram.com/soundbykiana

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