Fate singer Skylar Capri in People Magazine after viral TikTok video
DESTINY – Skylar Capri is a DIY type girl.
When Destiny singer-songwriter walked out of Home Depot with 2,500 free paint chip samples, she knew she had a cool DIY project; she didn’t know it would make her viral. Capri and her friends spent six hours pasting paint chips on the wall to create a backdrop for the Musical clip to his pop song “Sway,” which dropped on September 18, 2020.
Capri posted a 15 seconds TikTok Video of that effort on May 5 which now has 2.9 million views and growing.
“I feel like it’s a dream because it was out of the blue – the virality of the video, first of all, then seeing People (Magazine) covering it, but not just covering the TikTok, but actually talking about my whole musical journey. This, to me, was by far the biggest dream scenario.
“Very short clip and very crazy experience.”
Capri decided to make the TikTok video now because of a trending audio clip on TikTok that morning. The music video was from the Hazelnut song “Never Forget You”.
“I was trying to think of who in my life I would never forget that would be funny and viral,” Capri said. “In my head I was thinking, ‘The Home Depot paint chip guy would be funny.’ “
His name is Jeff.
Ten minutes after its publication, its video has been viewed 10,000 times. The number continues to grow.
She then made a after to the TikTok video, sharing Jeff’s reaction to his viral video.
“How cute. Congratulations to you,” Jeff said, smiling under his mask as he watched the video.
People magazine requested an interview with Capri a week ago via an Instagram direct message.
“To be honest I totally thought it was a scam because it was so hit and miss,” Capri said. “I was like, ‘Do you mean People magazine?'”
When she confirmed the magazine’s identity, she wanted the writer to understand what the “Sway Wall,” as she calls it, meant to her.
“I said, ‘I’m so blown away. This “Sway” wall is a much bigger story than you probably think, ”said Capri. “I talked about my journey as a freelance artist, the creative direction and design of all of my own stuff, and how the ‘Sway’ wall in particular was the birth of it for me.
She collaborated on both music videos with her close friend and professional videographer Keno Manuel. The “Sway” music video opens with Capri at Mary’s Kitchen in Destin and in various scenes dancing and playing games at a sleepover with friends and local dancers she has cast.
“The intention of the shoot was for it to be very pastel, pink, fun, bubbly – kind of a vintage aesthetic,” Capri said in a precedent. interview with the Daily News.
The People Magazine report won him new fans.
“The views increased and there were definitely other people who messaged me on Instagram like ‘Oh my God we found your music’,” Capri said. “My favorite part about the reaction was probably seeing the support I have. So many people have texted me telling me how proud they are that I am staying true to the trip and continuing to chase after my dreams.