Atlanta based rapper, Daye Jack, released the visuals for “Lady Villain” a little over a week ago in conjunction with his latest release of his new album No Data. The song uses ear-catching synthesizers and takes an unconventional route as the music evolves into the chorus. Fun fact, Jack actually wrote the song almost two years ago.
The video shows a woman prepping cleaning materials, cleaning blood off windows, only to release a shot of the artist, Daye Jack, tied up in a bathtub. Having shot the video before Get Out was released, coincidentally, you can’t help but think of Jordan Peele’s recent box office hit. “I think it’s a good coincidence,” Daye Jack told NPR’s Rodney Carmichael via email. “Even though they aren’t connected, after watching Get Out I felt like I learned more about my own song and life experience. Relationships are scary, interracial relationships are even scarier. It’s on you to decide whether it’s possible to break the barriers of two different cultures.”
Aside from just an interracial dating perspective, the artist claims that all of his relationships have been scary. “I want “Lady Villain” to be taken as relationships in general, in the broadest way. There are two sides to any two people with a strong bond. There’s a side of love and respect, but there’s also a side of pent-up hate and disdain. We don’t talk about the full picture, which I think is unhealthy. The worst is that moment when you both know it’s not working out, but you stay together in limbo while both talking to other people and planning an exit strategy.”
Daye Jack – Lady Villain