Singer- songwriters Lauren Hashian and Naz Tokio debuted the feel-good official music video for single “Make Your Move,” written by the longtime collaborators. The family-friendly video pays homage to the vibrancy of New York, showing people of all backgrounds, of all age groups, and all walks of life dancing in the streets together, celebrating the unwavering spirit of the city that never sleeps.
Listen to “Make Your Move” HERE
Watch the “Make Your Move” Official Music Video HERE
Filled with vibrant energy, it depicts infectious dancing and good vibes flowing from the neighbors on the city block. Hashian produced the video via husband Dwayne
Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, a multi-platform production company crossing all entertainment verticals, pioneering original, innovative content rooted in authenticity, strong storytelling, and passion. The cast and crew set out to make an inclusive video, encouraging every person to get up, get out, make your moves, and thrive in your passions and what moves you.
Said Hashian of the video, “It’s such a thrill now to not only be writing the music but also writing creative direction for our music videos together with Naz. It’s been especially amazing to put on the Producer’s hat for “Make Your Move” and help make the visual ideas we dreamed up in our minds come to life. The Reel Goats came on as Directors and they brought an incredible crew and captured the essence of the song perfectly. And if you can believe it, Naz was 2 months postpartum after having her first son, out there dancing and filming this video! She was unbelievable! Our babies and families were on set that day. It was joyously filmed on the Los Angeles, Universal Studios backlot in the streets of “New York City” with 70 cast/crew members. Working in a nostalgic, legendary location like that gives you the goosebumps when you step onto set and instantly feel the magic of being transported to the Big Apple. The dancers and performers were so impressive pouring out onto the streets of NYC. It felt theatrical, with each person adding their touch of swagger and humor. Naz is naturally an incredibly positive, vibrant and talented woman to be in the presence of! It was a vibrant day full of vibrant people, and I hope that energy makes everyone at home feel good and motivated to get up and dance and keep making their moves in their own lives, positively, every day!”
Tokio added, “It was such a magical moment to create this music video with my bestie Lauren, who happens to be the greatest producer and partner of all times, and to see it come to life 2 months after having my son and having him on set! I felt so empowered as a woman that we are ‘strong enough to bear the children then get back to business’ as Beyoncé would say! Ha. And the song is all about ‘losing yourself in that moment’ and going…chasing after and taking a chance on your dreams! Which is exactly what these amazing kids were doing and everyone on set! It was just a day of happy energetic vibes and wow moments!”
The video includes adorable cameos from Ata Johnson (Dwayne’s mother) and Lauren herself, as the roller skaters, graffiti artists, and even a skateboarding dinosaur celebrate the pure joy of freestyling with swagger, humor, and seasoned skill. The rhythmic “Make Your Move” was first released on July 8, when it was featured in the trailer campaign for Space Jam: A New Legacy (Warner Bros.).
“Make Your Move” is available now on all digital streaming platforms. Please find video credits at the end of this release.
ABOUT LAUREN HASHIAN:
Lauren Hashian is an independent singer/songwriter who has been writing, singing, and performing in music throughout her life in a variety of outlets. She has formerly worked at Warner Music Group, placing the label’s impressive roster of artists and songs in film, television, and commercials, as well as Paramount Pictures in their film music department. Her songwriting days began in the dorms at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where she eventually won a songwriting award at the college’s annual EVVY awards. Her father, Sib Hashian, was the original drummer for the rock band, Boston, and was a major influence in Lauren and her siblings’ passion for music and the direction it would lead them professionally. Most recently, Hashian has written songs that have been featured on networks like HBO, UPN and TNT. She has recently written songs featured in advertising campaigns for Under Armour, and Space Jam 2, and you can hear her voice singing in ad campaigns such as the ZOA Energy Olympic Games 2021 campaign. Her collaborations with producers and artists such as Mike Zombie, Eric Zayne and Naz Tokio have brought in several millions of streams through pandemic releases in 2020. “Make Your Move” is the third music video for Hashian as a producer. In addition to several other creative, musical endeavors on the slate for the remainder of 2021, Hashian plans to release her first personal EP this Fall as well. To learn more, visit https://www.instagram.com/laurenhashianofficial/.
ABOUT NAZ TOKIO:
Naz Tokio hails from Maryland/Washington, D.C. and started her career songwriting with and for artists and producers such as Tank, Dallas Austin, T.I., Junior Sanchez, Iggy Azelea and more. She is a signed writer to Universal Music Publishing Group. Just this year alone, Naz has written songs featured in major spots such as the 2021 Olympics campaign for ZOA energy and Under Armour’s spring athletic campaign. As an artist and performer, Naz’s song “Save Me” with Listenbee has over 115 million streams on Spotify. This Fall, Naz is set to release her single, “On The Run”, which will be featured in Netflix’s film, RED NOTICE, starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. Next up though, is a single and collaboration with EDM legends, The Crystal Method, which will be the featured first single off their upcoming 2021 album. Naz’s inspiring abundance of loving, positive energy and impressive skill set and knowledge of song- writing, singing, performing, creative direction, art/styling, video production, and editing has given her an edge and respect in the industry and allowed for her to be an essential, hands-on overall artist to the creative vision of her songs and videos. To learn more, visit www.instagram.com/naztokio.