In the sexy video for “Like a Gun,” Baby Yors dances around an empty room like his life depends on it, gyrating, spinning, and leaping up a storm. Singing in both English and Spanish, the Latinx artist is able to unleash his full artistic vision in the video and song he wrote, produced, choreographed, styled, and edited.
“This song is a sexual fantasy,” Baby Yors tells The Advocate. “It is about the weapon-like qualities of a penis and the attraction and tension that a bulge can generate — in the song, I hold back the urge to get closer to the gun, but I flirt with the idea.”
For Baby, it’s more than just a song. He says “Like a Gun” represents “the beginning of a new and more raw personal creative era, a reflection on the pandemic, and expressing a love for male genitalia.”
Baby Yors was planning to shoot a video in Cuba, but quarantine changed his plan, he says. Instead, he had to improvise.
“We were doing a photo shoot, and when we played the song, I started dancing,” he says. “My friend Junting was doing a behind-the-scenes video, and I asked him to change the lights and start filming as if it was a dance video — I couldn’t stop dancing.”
It turns out, the timing couldn’t have been better. “I had been dancing and choreographing many different songs of mine all through the lockdown, so I was very in touch with my body and movement,” he says.
“It felt like I was releasing all this energy that had been snowballing inside of me all through quarantine,” Baby continues. “It was the first performance I was doing in months. It was all improvised, with the same energy I had been choreographing with, and it felt transcendental — then we walked into an empty studio in the building and I kept on dancing.”
The whole experience was a whirlwind. “At the end I was exhausted and had no idea what had happened,” he says. “I thought we got good material but never imagined it would be an entire music video. Probably my favorite one I’ve done so far.”
“This video was all about my performance and showing these emotions and themes through my moves,” he says. “It showed me I can trust simplicity a lot more.”