Lola Leon has formally gone from music video choreographer and dancer to full out music video star. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old daughter of Madonna revealed that she’s launched into a brand new venture performing underneath the identify Lolahol. Whereas Leon has beforehand labored as a choregrapher for the Queens-based musician Eartheater, this time Eartheater steps behind the scenes to direct the video for Lolahol’s first single, “Lock&Key.” All of it begins with Leon singing “Why can’t I simply lock right into a Polly Pocket? / It might all be crystal clear,” whereas spending a sunny day at a cemetery within the outer boroughs with a German Sheperd named Kali. Subsequent, she steps into the night time sporting a set of bedazzled nipple pasties. For a journey in a convertible pushed by a skeleton, she swaps them out for a scorching pink cutout playsuit by the London-based label Poster Lady.
Lyrics-wise, it appears their could also be a slight nod to a well-liked Girl Gaga meme. Leon sings “no sleep, subsequent automobile, subsequent airplane,” the same phrase to the one which the pop star spouted off in a 2011 interview with Fuse concerning the distinction between making her albums The Fame and Born This Approach. “I wrote document after document till, lastly, ‘Simply Dance’ occurred,” she mentioned. “After which it wasn’t ‘in peace.’ I needed to battle for a 12 months tooth and nail, blood, sweat, and leather-based. Each night time. No sleep! Bus, membership, ’nother membership, ’nother membership, airplane, subsequent place. No sleep. No worry.” A video of her stressing the bus and membership line on loop has grow to be such a factor on Twitter that it was additionally lately referenced on an episode of Emily in Paris.
Again within the cemetery, Leon is decked out in Martine Ali jewellery and camped out on the grave of Harry Houdini. She then hops right into a portal that transports her to a seashore the place she’s sporting an much more revealing ensemble. Wherever Leon goes, we’re prepared to come back alongside for the journey. Get your first style of what she’s hinted can be dance music with an “digital, experimental vibe” within the video beneath.