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Premiere: Doris Anahi’s “It Wasn’t You” clip is a love letter to Los Angeles

Doris Anahi continues to spread her wings as a musician. The Mexican-American artist travels around Los Angeles County in her music video for “It Wasn’t You” which drops exclusively on LATINA today.

“It Wasn’t You” is the second single from Doris Anahi’s forthcoming EP. After working years in the music industry as an artist manager and promoter of Latinx music spaces in Los Angeles, she finally dove into releasing her own music. In February, Anahi released their debut single “What Sufras“, a Spanish bolero which reflected his Chicana past. While “Sufras” was more of a traditional bolero, she gave the sound a modern R&B twist in “It Wasn’t You”. Anahi sings emotionally about breaking up with bad romance and empowering such a cathartic gesture.

“‘It Wasn’t You’ was a cathartic experience of seeking healing while thinking about a love season in hindsight,” Anahi told LATINA. “Stay in situations even though your intuition is telling you it’s time to leave. I tend to pick on my own wounds, ruminate on the past, and relive memories on repeat.

Photo credit: Fabian Fioto

From the style of her music, her Spanglish lyrics, and her stunning visuals, Anahi always proudly portrays being a Chicana Angeleno in her art. She co-directed the music video “It Wasn’t You” with Steph OH. As Anahi sings to move on, she travels LA County through neighborhoods like Mount Washington, Boyle Heights, Hollywood and Malibu. The cinematic video is truly a love letter to her LA roots.

“The video shows visiting all the places in LA that hold weight in my heart,” Anahi added. “From sunrise over Mount Washington to sunset over Malibu, Los Angeles has brought me so much love and so much pain. Driving around my city is what helps me process those emotions and release the heaviness .

Doris Anahi – It Wasn’t You (Official Music Video) from Doris Anahi on Vimeo.

Next, Anahi’s inspiring life story will be brought to the big screen in Disney’s original documentary “Mija.” The documentary will debut this year at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival (LALIFF) on June 1 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. “Mija” will also screen at Summerstage in New York on August 3. Anahi will perform at Kikínceañera Festival, a celebration of queer Latinx music and LA’s drag communitiesAugust 26.