LPX just released her first music video as a solo artist, and it's for her breakout alt-pop anthem, "Tightrope"--an angsty, ferocious track described by Billboardas "a left field pop gem that blasts with fuzzed-out energy and emotion, recalling the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and The Strokes."
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The clip sees Lizzy Plapinger, previously known as the frontwoman of MS MR, thrashing about in red couture in a strange, dark, space filled with strobe lights and twitching.
"This song is about wrestling with the dizzying highs and lows of throwing oneself wholly with heart, body and mind, towards a risk," Plapinger said in a statement. "For the video I wanted to explore translating that internal battle into a physical one while highlighting the intensity and frenetic energy of the song. The video draws inspiration from artists Hito Steyerl and Norman McLaren as well as the 1948 film The Red Shoes and the 'Imagination' routine in Flashdance."
The video is directed by Mafalda Millies and choreographed by Karole Armitage, who's previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Check it out, below:
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