After officially parting ways with RCA Records, Brooke Candy will independently return this August with her second EP, following 2014's impressive breakout, Opulence. Today, the rap-pop star shares its lead single, "Volcano," featuring an addictive hook written by Sia and stylish new video created with a zero dollar budget.
Between Candy's ferocious, provocative verses—"like your lips and taste my lava—and the video's aggressively queer treatment, "Volcano" sees the Fag Mob singer returning to her DIY "Everybody Does" roots. Hustler founder Larry Flynt makes a bizarre cameo, as Candy writhes in metallic handmade wings and aptly outlandish costumes. At one point, the LA songstress is tied in shibari bondage, representing how women are fetishised in the media by men.
"She is a badass," Candy told Noisey, speaking to her "Volcano" character. "She's not perfect but she doesn't fucking care—she thinks she is. She wants to tear up the system from inside. She wants revolution and she wants real change. She is rambunctious and angry and feisty. I guess she's an extension of myself, but the amped up caricature version of how I feel on the inside."
Sia created the "Volcano" chorus in only five minutes, which complemented Candy's edgy rap style with a soaring power-pop sheen. "It's the first thing we ever did together," Candy said. The verses, however, were written three or four years ago with longtime collaborator Jesse Saint John (Britney Spears, Erika Jayne), who notably worked on 2013's underground smash, "Das Me."
Watch Candy's triumphant return to queer underground glory, below.