Estelle Goes Black, Gets Freaky For New Video


Black face is always a touchy topic, whether it’s a sensible concept or not. But Estelle seems like she’s just having fun with face-paint in the music video for her new techno-infused single, “Freak,” off the U.K. singer’s upcoming album, All of Me. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the clip (featuring Kardinal Offishall) is all colorful costumes, bright lips and green-screen effects. “It’s a very sexual song,” says Estelle in the preview. “I wanted to kinda take it away from being about sex and make it more about bringing about your inner freak.” Check out the trailer for the video, which premieres on Friday (Feb. 26).