Róisín Murphy has made her directorial debut for the video for her new single ‘Exploitation’, which is taken from her upcoming album ‘Hairless Toys’.
Tipping its hat to the dark disco of Casablanca Records, an urgent shuffle of staccato synths, organ and guitar, ‘Exploitation’ says Roisin “It’s about sex. Dangerous fun.”
“As a grown up in this industry and someone who has always had a huge involvement in the visual side, it felt like it was time I took complete control of my image. I had a crystal clear vision for this video, after all I’ve had 8 years of collecting references and inspiration building up to it,” Murphy explains.
“It’s the story of an actress and a love affair. It’s about selling out, manipulation and exploitation within creative work and in a relationship. It’s ironic because as my own director I’m exploiting myself (if that’s possible) but I am manipulating you.”
‘Exploitation’ is the debut single from ‘Hairless Toys’ Róisín Murphy’s first album since 2007’s ‘Overpowered’.
‘Hairless Toys’ is out May 12. Pre-order here: po.st/roisinmurphysite