There’s no straight line to success in the music industry, and R&B powerhouse Cocoa Sarai speaks to the struggle of pursuing a dream that others couldn’t always see. “Big Dummy” is an unapologetic anthem for the overlooked and underestimated. Set against a 1950s inspired backdrop, we’re introduced to the New York artist’s story of dedication and unwavering perseverance.
“Oh honey / I would do this s**t for no money / Ten years, you ain’t popped yet? / You big dummy / Talent like that you can’t take from me / And I couldn’t stop if I tried,” she sings.
Cocoa Sarai is no newcomer to the ups and downs that come with pursuing a career in the music industry. With three independent albums under her belt and a Grammy-winning addition to Anderson .Paak‘s album Ventura, she’s done her time and earned her stripes as a skilled vocalist and songwriter.
But it’s her determination and will to rise which shines through in her performance. She lends her hand creatively as executive producer on the video, and is joined by co-director Kai Martinez who helps to effectively capture her undeniable power and impactful performance.
Watch “Big Dummy” below and follow Cocoa Sarai on Instagram for future releases.