Kat Von D explores love, loss, and healing in cathartic video for ‘I Am Nothing’


Multifaceted tattoo artist, TV star, beauty entrepreneur, author, fashion designer, and singer/songwriter Kat Von D continues her musical journey with the cathartic new video for her synthwave slow jam, “I Am Nothing”, the second single from her forthcoming debut album ‘Love Made Me Do It’, due for release on August 27. Watch “I Am Nothing’” video here – Pre-order Love Made Me Do It” here.

The video, directed by Linda Strawberry, captures the essence of the song and the album’s underlying themes of love, loss, and loneliness. Kat Von D explains:

“It’s about the idea of not being good enough. You feel like you’re nothing and lament the memories of the past again. It’s the everyday challenge of putting one foot in front of the other when you’re running on emotional fumes. You’re also coming to terms with the fact it’s over”. 

Regarding working with the director, Kat says: 

“Working with Linda Strawberry on this video was a beautiful experience. I was already so inspired by all the work she’s done with the Smashing Pumpkins art direction as well as other music video projects she had beautifully directed”.

“The music video was inspired by the sentiment of isolation and how it relates to feeling alone within a relationship. So if you notice, everyone in the video is confined to their own space the entire time. The set for the band’s performance scenes had 8-foot tall crucifixes made of mirrors that stood behind each band member, while walls separated each member from one another. So at no point could they see what the other person was doing. I wanted to give the feeling of opening an antique wind up box and seeing that tiny ballerina spinning around”.

“I Am Nothing” follows the album’s lead single Exorcism“, which Billboard described as “a darkwave bop about love, loss and change”. Altogether, the songs on “Love Made Me Do It” comprise a soundtrack for the lovelorn that puts all of Kat’s soul and extensive classical training front and center. “‘Love Made Me Do It’ is a collection of all my hopeless romantic thoughts poured into one album”, she states.

Both videos for “Exorcism” andI Am Nothing feature Kat’s band – Gregg Foreman AKA Mr. Pharmacist (synth 1/Cat Power, The Gossip), Sammi Doll (synth 2/IAMX), Dave Parley (drums/Prayers), and Brynn Route (contortionist). Additionally Kat is supported by an impressive array of collaborators onLove Made Me Do It, including Dave Grohl, Linda Perry, Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), Ladyhawke and Charo.

“With anything I’ve ever created, I always hope audiences enjoy the final product”, she leaves off. “The music should speak for itself. I’ve spent years tattooing lyrics, album covers, band logos, and song titles on people. I hope this music translates on the same level to listeners”.

The pre-order of “Love Made Me Do It” includes limited edition signed red vinyl, red cassettes, CD digipack, hoodies with Kat’s signature star face tattoos on the hood, custom sketchbooks and much more. Other limited edition color vinyl variants are also available for retail.

Pre-order right here: https://katvond.lnk.to/lovemademedoit

Tracklist for ‘Love Made Me Do It’:
1. Vanish Intro
2. Vanish
3. Enough
4. Exorcism
5. Protected feat. Peter Murphy
6. Fear You
7. I Am Nothing
8. Lost At Sea
9. Interlude
10. Pretending
11. Easier Sung Than Said
12. The Calling

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