RALPH’s celebratory reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s dance-pop hit ‘Crush’ is just what I needed to end the work week.
I forgot where I was as RALPH transported me back to the 90s with this perfect rendition and now I can’t stop listening to it.
RALPH notes about why she recorded the song,
“I remember being a kid and being obsessed with this world of sweet female pop music. Mandy Moore, Robyn, The Cardigans…and ‘Crush’ by Jennifer Paige. I had a babysitter named Kelly who I idolized. She drove a blue convertible and chewed gum and would play ‘Crush’ in the car. The song made me feel cool and flirty and powerful, and years later, I wanted to try and recreate that feeling.”
The ultra-nostalgic ‘Crush’ video features an animated pre-teen in her distinctly Y2K bedroom, drinking Crush soda, blasting her boombox, and flipping through magazines filled with RALPH pictures. A splash of celestial imagery alludes to her 2019 “Gravity” video, which was also animated by Amika Cooper.
Check it out