Melody Thornton goes dark in the video for “Lipstick&Guilt,” her remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild.” The former Pussycat Doll weathers the evils of the industry in the ominous clip, directed by Hyperballad. Melody, who did her own hair, makeup, and styling, looks glamorous in a flowing purple gown as she belts out the soulful song perched on a rock.
“We were influenced by the dark undertones of the track and Melody’s powerhouse vocals,” said directors Dano Cerny and Marielle Tepper. “We worked with our effects team Nick Young and Zack Young to create a world that matched the mood and beauty but wasn’t your typical video imagery. The great thing about working with Melody is that she thinks out of the box and wants to push the envelope visually, which makes for a great collaboration.”
Melody’s 10-track mixtape P.O.Y.B.L (Piss On Your Black List) will be available for free download on March 15.
Rap-Up.com has the premiere of “Lipstick&Guilt” below.