It is safe to say, Kat Von D has done it all. Starting off as a tattoo artist, becoming a successful reality star, becoming an even bigger makeup mogul, to now creating her own shoe label and releasing her own music. Today the multi-talent shared her video for the song “Enough.” The track is off her upcoming debut album, Love Made Me Do It.
The artist shared her first taste of Love Made Me Do It with the release of her song “Exorcism” and then again last month with her single “I Am Nothing.” In the synth-pop song, the singer shows herself from an intimate and sensitive side. The singer will be on tour this fall.
The video is produced by visionary photographer Franz Szony, who also worked with other gothic/burlesque artists, like the legendary Dita Von Teese and the drag queens Violet Chachki and Gigi Goode. Their shared love of old movies inspired the video by Von D and Szony. It’s a darkly humorous goth tale that is typical for Von D.
The video for “Enough” starts with a shot of a star-sprinkled Von D sitting in her bathtub. From there, we are taken on a sea voyage, featuring multiple shots that could be the colorized images of classic/silent film era horror films. The video serves as a rather pretty reimagining of the classic Creature of the Black Lagoon from the 1950s. The campy video shows a pirate Von D with makeup à la early Goth legends like the one-and-only Siouxsie Sioux.
The song itself is a well-executed mix of synth-pop and some good old goth. It has enough dark parts to be playing in the dark corners of a poorly lit goth club without offending the elder goths. When artists who got famous before they released music actually do so, people are justifiably suspicious. The population has seen it many times, reality stars, make-up artists and influencers trying to establish a music career and failing horribly. Now, Kat Von D shows that she could be an exemption from the rule.