Hot Trash's "One More Chance (feat. MELI)" shares the familiar experience of wondering if you did the right thing ending your relationship. Most of us have romanticized how blissful it would all be with just one more chance.
The video represents the feeling you have when you see an old photo of an ex in your phone, reminiscing about the best of times, and temporary amnesia about the truth, making up a romantic story of how it could be again. Starring world renowned Artist and Nudist Marisa Papen, she shares her thoughts on art, freedom and truth with us; "Being true to who we are is the most important thing to me. We face daily news of abuse of power, sexually and otherwise. Many too fearful to come forward before are finally sharing their voice and truly being heard, knowing they matter, it's so freeing. We also see countless Instagram models looking for likes by exploiting themselves physically while often being judged negatively or blamed for unwanted advances for showing off their bodies. Freedom to be in our truth is a birth right, showing our bodies isn't an invitation for unwanted sexual advances, nor is being naked not an art form, so the controversy around people's rights to be nude feels like a law against our nature. Nudity seems to be extremely confusing for many, no one should be ashamed, abused or forced to hide themselves. I see our bodies as entirely unique, beautiful and ours to do with as we please, as long as we do not harm another. I hope that by sharing my body and art I free peoples beliefs of stigmas, empower them, and open their minds. Much like feeling confined in a relationship that isn't working, many are confined by societies decided on judgements. Now that people are feeling more courageous to express their truth, we are taking back our power. I love feeling free so I choose to make my art surrounded by nature and the beautiful places that draw attention to things that matter to me. Being arrested for my art and the feeling of being free is something I stand firmly against."
Marisa Papen is a 25 year old nude-artist from Belgium. Born in the town of Paal, she grew up feeling more comfortable nude than in clothing. Recently arrested for entering the pyramids at Giza sans clothing, she made global news headlines.
Hot Trash, comprised of artists Kelly Halloran and Rocco Gardner, will release their freshman album in February, One More Chance is the first single featuring vocals by Meli, recorded at Rancho V in Pioneertown, CA.
Watch the full, original, uncensored version on https://youtu.be/aAZtrN8_ipc
Directed & Edited by Rocco Gardner
Coloring Jonathan Bookallil