Lola Kirke has already wowed us with roles in Gone Girl, Mistress America, Mozart in the Jungle, and most recently, Gemini. But the talented actress has also been flexing her musical muscles, having released a self-titled EP in 2016, and more recently, the video for her hauntingly beautiful new single “Monster.”
Kirke has also just announced her debut album, Heart Head West, which will include the aforementioned track. Releasing through Downtown Records, it’s set to drop August 10 – and will explore her “self-doubt, family matters, social concerns, and personal loves and joys.”
With the announcement, Kirke has dropped the video for her latest single “Supposed To.” Self-directed, it stars Deborah Hedwall as an aging woman who seems to have a much younger appetite for life, following the apparent loss of her partner.
“The song ‘Supposed To’ is really about the intense pressure I feel to be what other people think I should be,” Kirke explains, “and what I think I should be. How rebellious would you feel if you had spent your life just doing things that you felt that you were supposed to do, that you were told to do?”
Heart Head West is now available for preorder online.