While goth hip hop artist Dana Dentata readies her debut album Pantychrist for a 2021 release through Roadrunner Records, she's just dropped a wonderfully dark and badass new music video for 'DO U LIKE ME NOW?', which she initially released as a standalone single back in October last year!
The video features an appearance from adult film star Eliza Ibarra who Dana Dentata drew inspiration from for the song. Ibarra experienced a viral moment back in 2011 hserself when she posted a video titled “Do You Like Me Now?” to Tumblr - a reaction to unrealistic expectations placed on women by men, which she endured at a young age as she struggled with low self-esteem. The viral video left a lasting impact on Dana Dentata who sampled it for this song, seizing the reins on the narrative of being a woman in a patriarchal society, transmuting her trauma and weaponising it.
Dana says of the inspiration:
“I saw the ‘Do You Like Me Now?’ video by 12-year-old Eliza one day at the studio and I thought it was bad ass. It instantly inspired me to talk about all the other bullshit things that are expected of us and projected at us. I related to it because I was actually in a relationship where I had to drastically change my hair, clothes, nails, my personality, everything for someone, I was really screaming a form of ‘do you like me now, bitch?’ inside. Being able to recreate this experience but take his ass out and free my inner child was my redemption. I feel like the song and video have the same energy as Eliza's original video and whether you are a 12-year-old girl or a porn star we can all relate to feeling pressured by society to change ourselves. To have Eliza in it made the video so meaningful and literal.”
Watch the awesome video below:
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