Rose McGowan Serves Alien Realness in Debut Music Video
It’s official: Rose McGowan is a quadruple-threat. We didn’t know if it was possible, but the actress/model/director can now add “musician” to her impressive resumé. McGowan teamed up with the ultimate power couple, legendary director Jonas Åkerlund and visionary stylist B. Åkerlund, to create a perfectly realized, and perfectly creepy, music video released early this morning.
Though “RM486” is McGowan’s official first single, it’s not her first foray into the music world. “I’ve actually released some songs under different names, just me pranking the public,” she told Nowness. And the best part about writing music? Getting to have your own voice, which is something McGowan says she never had as an actress. “Imagine if every time you went to work,” she told Milk in June, “everything that came out of your mouth was something that someone wrote for you to say.”
This insight makes the opening of the song a little tongue-in-cheek. Over glittery synths and ethereal piano chords, McGowan whispers the iconic lines spoken by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) in Blade Runner: ”I’ve seen things that people can’t imagine. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I watched c-beams glitter in the dark. All those moments will be lost, in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”
“RM486” will be officially released tomorrow, but this music video is about more than just the song. It’s is about sexual liberation and radical self expression. It’s about finding beauty in the unknown and freedom in your freakiness. And, perhaps most importantly, it’s about being a drop-dead sexy alien.
Read our full interview with Rose McGowan here
Read our interview with stylist B. Akerlund here