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Mattiel Becomes A Man In “Jen Ne Me Connais Pas”

“I learned that manspreading is a choice, and facial hair is really itchy.”

Photo: Kelia Anne MacCluskey

Atlanta-based artist Mattiel becomes a man in her new video “Je Ne Me Connais Pas” and shoutout to costume designer Tess Awal and makeup artist Kathleen Pardo for making her look like a man (for a moment, we thought it was Alesso). The track is a heavenly slice of rock that fits perfectly with Mattiel’s inner male antihero. Directed by Jason Travis, “Jen Ne Me Connais Pas” is too good to be true:

“There’s a line where I say ‘I’m a lone star man, I’m a dead ringer.’..The concept for the video stems from this – and it also stems from the dualities of my personality. But it’s absolutely exaggerated and lighthearted. We had a blast making it – and it was fun to freak myself out in the mirror. I genuinely felt different in drag, and I had a great time exploring this dirtbag character I conjured up. I learned that manspreading is a choice, and facial hair is really itchy. And I felt absolutely disgusting by the time we wrapped the shoot, so it was very much an immersive experience.” explained Mattiel.

The track is from Mattiel’s upcoming album Satis Factory, which will be out on June 14th. The gal will kick off tour tomorrow, so go see her:

05/17/19 – Cat’s Cradle (Backroom) – Carrboro, NC

05/18/19 – The Masquerade (Hall) – Atlanta, GA

05/30/19 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

05/31/19 – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) – Houston, TX

06/01/19 – Mohawk (Indoors) – Austin, TX

06/04/19 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

06/05/19 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA

06/07/19 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR

06/08/19 – Barboza – Seattle, WA

06/09/19 – Wise Hall & Lounge – Vancouver, BC

06/12/19 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

06/13/19 – The Back Room (Colectivo Coffee) – Milwaukee, WI

06/14/19 – Blueberry Hill (Duck Room) – St. Louis, MO

06/15/19 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS

07/01/19 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK

07/02/19 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK

07/03/19 – Oran Mor – Edinburgh, UK

07/06/19 – Astral Festival – Bristol, UK

07/07/19 – The Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK

07/08/19 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

07/09/19 – Whelan’s – Dublin, IE

07/11/19 – The Haunt – Brighton, UK

07/12/19 – EaRTH – London, UK

07/15/19 – 4AD – Diksmuide, BE

07/17/19 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

07/18/19 – Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, NL

07/21/19 – Poolbar Festival – Feldkirch, AT

07/26/19 – Sala – Madrid, ES

08/01/19 – Loco Club – Valencia, ES

08/03/19 – Le Chien a Plumes – Langres, FR

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