LPX is the solo project of Ms Mr front-woman Lizzy Plapinger, earlier this year she kicked off her solo career with the release of brand new single titled “Tightrope.” Continuing push today LPX unveiled a surrealistic and arresting music video for the song. The video was directed by longtime collaborator Mafalda Millies and shot in New York, featuring choreography by the inimitable Karole Armitage whose worked with Madonna on “Vogue” and with Michael Jackson “In The Closet.”
The performance-driven video is set in a retro-futuristic, misty void, somewhere between ‘Under the Skin’ and Kenneth Anger’s ‘Inauguration of the Pleasure Drome’. “Tightrope” was released to critical acclaim in late January, shortly after it was announced that Plapinger’s band MS MR would be taking a hiatus.
Speaking the single Lizzy had this to say : This song is about wrestling with the dizzying highs and lows of throwing oneself wholly with heart, body and mind, towards a risk. For the video I wanted to explore translating that internal battle into a physical one while highlighting the intensity and frenetic energy of the song. The video draws inspiration from artists Hito Steyerl and Norman McLaren as well as the 1948 film The Red Shoes and the ‘Imagination’ routine in Flashdance.
“Tightrope” is Plapinger’s debut single as LPX, with more music to be released in the months to come. Watch the visual above Directed by Mafalda Millies.