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Exclusive: Hailey Tuck Premieres Cover of 'All I Do'

Exclusive: Hailey Tuck Premieres Cover of 'All I Do'

Hailey Tuck

The video by the 24-year-old London-based singer is a stunner


Hailey Tuck may fall into the millenial generation since she was born in the '90s, but she sounds like she's from another century. The chanteuse, born in Austin but now an ex-pat based in London, has a Louise Brooks bob and prefers the sparkly and silky -- which matches her breathy, Jazz Age aesthetic. If you swoon for Jane Monheit or have sensual gothic tendencies, you've been gifted with a new obsession.

Tuck recently made her SXSW debut and her new EP, titled Delancey Street, is out today. She has a show in New York City March 31 at Rockwood Music Hall and another April 2 at Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (home of Sleep No More), which should be a gorgeous setting.

The video for her cover of the Jackson 5's psychedlic "All I Do Is Think of You" is a visual feast. Tuck explains that she's "an avid hip-hop fan, disco queen, and '80s drunk karaoke encyclopedia," so choosing between the Jackson 5, J Dilla, or Troop versions felt like a "Sophie's choice." That's why they tried to incorporate elements of all three. Directed by Jethro Massey (he has directed all her videos to date), Tucks explains that she thinks of each video as "more of a continuation in a series of expressing myself, rather than just an isolated story plot."

Aymeric Bergada Du Cadet, who is part of the Paris-based House Of Drama performance art collective, styled the shoot. Cadet also created all the outfits -- Hailey is costumed in a full Indian wedding jewelry set and the "Biba" look, a 1970s style heavily influenced by 1930s fashion -- and all the characters and worked with the Jadorowski family -- which works perfectly in the mysterious location: the abandoned psychiatric hospital called the Maison Blanche on the outskirts of Paris. So why this particular version?

Don't miss Igor Dewe, the principal dancer in the video. "He was perfect for my catty narcissistic love interest," Tuck explains. "As an activist for Russian gay rights, he released his own scandalous dance songs accompanied by in-your-face X-rated hot boys."

With her libertine sensibility, Tuck ultimately wants it all to be a good time. "In the end, I hope that the video is visually stimulating (meow), fun, and funny, and the music takes you back to your 16-year-old slow, bump-and-grind," she says. "Or in the least you get as much of a gay boner for me in Marchesa Casati drag as Igor and Aymeric did!"

Watch the video below:

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