Brooke Candy returns with new single “Flip Phone”
Iconic singer-songwriter-rapper Brooke Candy begins her next musical era with her first new single in over three years. “Flip Phone” is now available on all DSPs and streaming services.
The uncompromising new electro-powered track is joined by an official self-directed music video, produced by PAPER Magazine – the New York-based magazine’s first foray into music video production – with South Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster. “Flip Phone” is now streaming on YouTube after its exclusive premiere earlier today via PAPER.
“I wanted this to be the first song I come back with because I had the most fun doing it, and I’m just having fun right now,” Brooke Candy shares exclusively with PAPER. “The video was a challenge to make because I wanted it to be so perfect. And it did. We rented a rain room in LA and we did it all with the help of PAPER and Gentle Monster. Some parts were inspired by Pamela Anderson in barbed wire.”
An undisputed icon of the underground music, fashion and queer arts scenes, Brooke Candy is a sex-positive pop idol whose vast creative output revels in provocative glamour, embodying both speculative futures and über nostalgia. -romantic. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Candy first rose to prominence through her work on Grimes’ 2012 “Genesis” music video, quickly followed by high profile collaborations with other iconoclasts such as Charli XCX, Sia, Diplo , Lizzo, Pussy Riot, Sophie, Mykki Blanco, and countless others.
Candy, multi-faceted and endlessly talented, has explored an array of inspired possibilities throughout her career, ranging from styling music videos (including Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” and David Guetta & Afrojack Ft. Charli XCX & French Montana) to teaching performing arts classes at New York University to collaborations with the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and brand partnerships with MAC Cosmetics and Diesel.
Candy has devoted much of her recent creative endeavors to tattoo art, reinventing herself as a living, breathing cyborg centerfold whose work evokes the retro-futurism of Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama’s robotic pin-ups, merged with archetypal “Sailor Jerry” traditionalism.
Now, with the long-awaited arrival of “Flip Phone”, this one-of-a-kind artist is finally ready to unveil her stimulating new musical vision, rich in graphic invention, conceptual strength and irresistible, unstoppable energy.
Watch the new music video here: