LPX has just released her first music video as a solo artist – for the alt-pop anthem “Tightrope,” an angsty, ferocious track described by Billboard as “a left field pop gem that blasts with fuzzed-out energy and emotion, recalling the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and The Strokes.”
The video sees Lizzy Plapinger, previously known as the frontwoman of MS MR, thrashing about in red couture in a strange, dark, interdimensional 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:
Nicki Minaj beat out Aretha Franklin to take over the title of most Hot 100-charting songs for a female artist in Billboard history. Franklin previously held the record with 73 Hot 100 songs, and has had the title since 1977. But after dropping her trio of new tracks, “No Frauds,” “Regret In Your Tears,” and “Changed It,” Minaj sits atop the throne with a whopping 76.
Of all acts in music history, the one with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits is the cast of Glee, with 205. Minaj now sits 9th overall, behind her frequent collaborators Lil Wayne, with 135, and Drake, with 133.
Nicki took to Instagram after learning of the new to offer some truly iconic content: