Zoë Kravitz, talented super-spawn of Lenny Kravitz, and her band LOLAWOLF have just dropped the latest music video for ‘Calm Down’ – one of three video collaborations with New York-based director Jon Hoeg. Visually, the clip is a mélange of fluorescent rave party lights and colours, demonic-looking pink clouds, dark corners and creepy ornaments. Kravitz creeps and crawls in the decidedly unappealing rave cave, looking impossibly beautiful despite the fluoro paint covering her face and the fact that she has seemingly been possessed by malevolent spirits.
Throughout the track Kravitz’s voice flits between the aggressive (‘Can’t you see I’m losing my mind?’) and the sweet and vulnerable (‘I get down and heavy all the time’) while the electronic production is just as schizophrenic, its thunderous tribal beats changing tempo too often to count. A testament to her acting chops, Kravitz plays the emotional unstable ‘woman possessed’ with impressive/frightening ease. Basically, ‘Calm Down’ is 2014’s answer to Riri’s ‘Disturbia’.
LOLAWOLF has just finished a series of shows in Australia supporting Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz tour, as well as an intimate show at the Oxford Art Factory. But for those sorry sacks who missed it, LOLAWOLF’s debut LP is out now via Create-Control/Innit Recordings.