Today, July 28 2021 Gifted multi-hyphenate Kat Von D creates a visionary world of beautiful dark characters in Franz Szony directed video forrecently released darkwave laced single Enough. Watch ‘Enough’ Video here.
Written and directed by visionary artist and photographer Franz Szony– known for his surrealist portraits of Orville Peck, Vanessa Hudgens, Dita Von Teese, Violet Chatchki and Gigi Goode, the video depicts a darkly humorous gothic tale inspired by Kat and Franz ‘love for old movies. Kat is an incredible artist first and foremost, and applies her artistry to everything she does… the way she lives, dresses. I greatly admire people who live their fantasy with everything they do… her music is another avenue for her to bring people into her art and storytelling.Her song lended itself perfectly to something cinematic and camp. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Fellini were two inspirations we both loved, says Franz Szony.
Franz is also the mastermind behind creating the dreamlike settings bursting with detail and illustrating the imaginary of the fantastic world Kat lives in. Taking us from a candle lit bathtub scene of Kat bathing in black water, through a Fellini inspired boat ride across rough waters where she sails by mythical siren – played Brynn Route, the contortionist of Kat Von Ds band, to the rest of the bandmates stealing Kat on top of a lighthouse, Franz Szony creates a fever dream which give us a glimpse into the theatre of his and Kats imagination.
Talking about working with Franz Szony, Kat says; To me, Franzs work marries the world of beauty and the macabre and it was a dream come true to create something epic with him. After a few DMs, we met up at my house and brainstormed ideas. Franz hand drew some rough sketches and came up with this surrealist approach to the video. So many details went into creating his vision, from the set design, to the props, and to the outrageous costuming that was completely handmade.
Enough is the third track from her forthcoming debut album, Love Made Me Do It, due August 27th and available for pre-order now. The pre-order of Love Made Me Do It includes limited edition signed red vinyl, red cassettes, CD digipack, hoodies with Kats signature star face tattoos on the hood, custom sketchbooks and much more. Other limited edition colour vinyl variants are also available for retail. Pre-order ‘Love Made Me Do It’ here
Enough is an ode to lost lovers in which Kat continues exploring the darkest angles of an unhealthy relationship. The new cut follows on recently released singles, the vulnerable synthwave slow jam,‘I Am Nothing’, which found the talented artist at her most intimate and vulnerable, and the debut single ‘Exorcism’defined by Billboardas a darkwave bop about love, loss and change – which unveiled the album’s recurring theme, in Kats own words; Love Made Me Do It is a collection of all my hopeless romantic thoughts poured into one album.
Love Made Me Do It sits at the core of Kats universe, proving that music is her first and strongest passion. Having been a classically trained pianist since her youth with a deep appreciation for music of all genres, Kat poured her soul into this long-awaited full-length debut album. The project features collaborators including Dave Grohl, Linda Perry, Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), Ladyhawke and Charo.
About Kat Von D
Long before the history-making tattoos, ubiquitous television shows, best-selling books, and influential beauty empire, Kat Von D sat down at a piano for nearly two hours a day and played. In essence, music became her first creative language and most trusted outlet. Classical training and a deep appreciation for music of all genres essentially underscored her life. She studied voice under Ken Tamplin six days per week, strengthening her vocals. In 2012, she began writing with GRAMMY® Award-nominated legend Linda Perry. Following this experience, Kat continued to write on her own, sitting at the piano and summoning songs from raw emotion. During 2014, she retreated to London to record the original mix of what would become her full-length debut album Love Made Me Do It (KVD/Kartel Music Group) before cementing it with her bandGregg Foreman AKA Mr. Pharmacist (synth 1), Sammi Doll (synth 2), Dave Parley (drums), and Brynn Route (contortionist). They moved into a bungalow cottage on her property, lived together, and finished the record. Capping off the process, Dan Haigh of Gunship handled mixing. A pastiche of shapeshifting analog synths, post-punk dreamscapes, gothic hues, and shy pop magnetism, these eleven songs echo the eternal will of the perennially brokenhearted to love until death. Its highlighted by standouts such as the first single Exorcism,Protected featuring Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and produced and co-written with Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle), and The Calling capped off by never-before-heard recordings from original scream queen Vampira