Today we are pleased to team up with the great Dina Renee for the premiere of her new music video for “What I’m Not Gonna Do,” a colorful visual that captures very well the themes of the song to perfection.
About the song and video, Renee comments “The video is about a guy and girl who are miserable together. The girl (played by me) in the relationship is trying hard to be domesticated and please her boyfriend who is secretly gay. The boyfriend (played by Connor Dante) is constantly controlling her and unhappy until he breaks up with her by leaving a note. By the end of the video they both find their true happiness apart.
I wanted to create a dreamy Barbie world that I lived in with my Ken who happened to be gay. I wanted it to say to people that even in a paradise pink palace things aren’t always perfect and what is important in life is living your truth and stepping out and being who you really are. The song is called “What I’m Not Gonna Do” to inspire people to know their worth and not make the same mistakes as before. This video was directed, styled, and produced by me and I put my heart in soul into it. I hope you guys will catch a glimpse of who I am as a person and an artist. And yes I’ve actually fallen in love with a gay man before in real life. It didn’t work out.”
Dina Renee is an upcoming pop artist originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, and currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She always wanted to be a singer and taught herself how to play piano by ear at 3 years old and started writing songs soon after. She looked up to her older brother and sister growing up who were also musicians, but was also inspired by artists such as Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Sheryl Crow.