Exclusive: Valora—featuring Hot Chick in Hard Rock Syd Duran—Premiere the Motion Capture Video for “Chapter 3: (‘I Waited for You’)”

Valora–the band led by singer Syd Duran, one of the women spotlighted in Revolver‘s current Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock issue–are releasing their single, “I Waited for You,” on October 24. In anticipation, the group is debuting the motion capture video for “Chapter 3: (‘I Waited for You’)” of the accompanying graphic novel Valora. Read what Duran has to say about the video, as well as the official music video for “I Waited for You,” below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

“Chapter 3 of the graphic novel Valora is inspired by the title track of our debut record, ‘I Waited For You.’ The motion capture video was created with the intent to awaken the thrill and mischief that goes hand in hand with forbidden love. This chapter is my favorite due to its unusual style of illustration, not to mention the perfect amount of suspense and sensuality. See for yourself!

“I couldn’t be more grateful and excited to be the inspiration and co-creator of a five-chapter graphic novel to aid in the visual expression of my music. However, playing the Wizard of Oz behind a curtain of animated stories was something I initially struggled to accept. I would never take having my own music video for granted. There was a time when fans didn’t realize Valora was a rock band with real people. That was rough, but we waited and waited.  Then, one meeting with director Lance Drake and I was hooked. Together we accomplished a better introduction of Valora to the world than one I could’ve hoped for. The troubled, yet hopeful, girl in me was displayed in subtle encounters with fairytale villains, while the rising, zero-tolerance frontwoman in me upholds all that Valora stands for in an explosion of revenge, resulting in more than your average bar fight.”

“I have to admit, finishing this video in a single day was a challenge. Also, who’s idea was it to shoot a winter scene in 100-degree weather in Downtown Los Angeles! I remember being tempted to run to the nearest closet, take off all my clothes, and just pass out! The fact that I had been waiting for so long for this day kept me going…and the case of Red Bull I requested helped. I had to ask at one point, ‘How many Red Bulls can you drink in a day before it becomes detrimental to your health? Six? Oh good, I’m only on No. 4.’”

 

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  • Salfonda54

    Wow! that was totally sick, Great video, had my attention from start to finish. Great Job, Great Band!
    Sal

  • Aaron

    Absolutely LOVE this band!!

  • Jlsteelfan

    syd duran is so sexxxxxxxy. most beautiful woman i have ever seen in my entire life wow