English ElectroPop band Monarchy has released the video for their new single “Disintegration”, directed by Roy Raz and we have it for you here!
The song features a vocal debut by Dita Von Teese and the burlesque queen even stars in the video. Regarding Dita’s role in the video, the band’s Andrew Armstrong puts it like this: “She’s a 1950s style housewife stuck in a toxic, dry relationship. She’s fantasizing, releasing herself in a dream world of lovers.”
The video is visually appealing and seems to leave you in a surrealistic trance. Dita’s haunting vocals pair well with the retro and sensual styles she contributes to the erotic mini-film. It’s sexy, but not verging on pornography, at least this time around.
Says Armstrong, “We considered doing an x-rated version of it. Maybe we will some day.”
As for the video’s vixen, he states, “There should be something reserved, unreachable, unobtainable about an ideal muse—close enough to inspire but just out of reach to keep the mystery. We have that in Dita.”
NOWNESS did an interview with Dita regarding the collaboration and here are some excerpts of it:
How did the collaboration come about? I had done a couple recordings of me “talk-singing” Mae West/Marilyn Monroe style for my burlesque shows, but those songs together with onstage visuals is different to just listening to my voice. Monarchy believed in me, so I did it anyway, and asked them to make me sound good!
Have you always been interested in music? I love music, of course, but I never had any intention of performing or helping create anything besides the music for my shows. I had a lot of input into things like styling for some of the music videos that my ex-husband [Marilyn Manson] did, but I wouldn’t ever have dared get involved in any other aspect of music. Actually, we played the song for Manson and the first thing he said was, “Why didn’t you tell me you could sing?”
How was it working on film rather than live performance? I’ve been in a lot of music videos over the years, so I thought it was fun to be performing the lyrics while taking off my clothes for once! It’s nice to let go of the control of all of that and to trust someone. But I’m also a control freak about my hair, makeup, and wardrobe and doing it all myself for the video while also being in front of the camera isn’t so easy. I think I drove them crazy, asking if they could fix that “one hair out of place”!
What was it like working with Roy Raz? He’s amazing. I loved the video he did for “I Won’t Let Go,” so when they told me they were trying to get him to do one for this song, I was thrilled to have the chance to work with him. We had an amazing time together in Tel Aviv making the video. It was an absolute pleasure, and delightful to be in that amazing city.
You can read the full interview on Dita’s Facebook page.
Go ahead and check out the video below and let us know what you think!