Lola Kirke Reveals The Grisly Side Of Glamour In “Monster”

When your inner pet demon starts coming out.

Photo: Lola Kirke – Monster YouTube

In a chic red coat, actress/singer Lola Kirke strolls around the streets of Tokyo in her new video “Monster” where she tries to keep a quaint and sophisticated look that gradually disintegrates. The pairing of the gory visuals with the glamorous one serve as a stunning metaphor for what really goes on someone’s head when they’re out in the world. They may look normal or even gorgeous, but deep inside they’re trying to avoid having a breakdown. Watch below:

During her Rolling Stone interview, Lola explained “I wrote ‘Monster’ while I was watching someone I love struggle with self love and care, but in the process of writing it, I realized that I hadn’t exactly mastered the delicate balance of those things either. So instead of the message being like ‘I can help you ’cause I know what you should do,’ it became ‘I’m not sure I can help you but I’m like you too.'”

Directed by Elizabeth Koe, the video was shot in Tokyo while Kike was shooting for Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. You may know Lola from her roles in films such as Gone Girl and Mistress America. While acting is one of her passions, music has always been her longtime creative outlet. “Monster” is from her forthcoming debut LP, which is largely based on her personal experiences in 2017. She also has show dates coming up:

3/3 – The Hi Hat (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

3/16 – Esther’s Follies (Austin, TX, USA)

6/5 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA, USA)

6/7 – Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON, Canada)

6/8 – Crofoot Ballroom (Pontiac, MI, USA)

6/9 – Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL, USA)

6/11 – recordBar (Kansas City, MO, USA)

6/12 – The Ready Room (St. Louis, MO, USA)

6/13 – The High Watt (Nashville, TN, USA)

6/15 – Rock & Roll Hotel (Washington, DC, USA)

6/18 – The Pour House Music Hall (Washington, DC, USA)

6/19 – The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA, USA)

6/21 – Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX, USA)

6/22 – Antone’s Nightclub (Austin, TX, USA)

6/23 – Club Dada (Dallas, TX, USA)

6/26 – Lodge Room (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

6/27 – The Independent (San Francisco, CA, USA)

6/29 – Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR, USA)

6/30 – Tractor Tavern (Seattle, WA, USA)