Kat Graham Plays Tag In Her “Put Your Graffiti On Me” Video
Kat Graham first turned heads as the beguiling witch Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries TV series. But now she’s got a spell-binding new single, “Put Your Graffiti On Me”, that positions her as a potent new pop star. Powered by street percussion and a soon-to-be catch phrase (“tag me”), the song shows off Kat’s pipes, and the video shows off her dance skills — and attitude.
Produced by Australian duo Twice As Nice (Nick Audino and Lewis Hughes), the song bounces on stuttering, Major Lazer“>Major Lazer-style beat while Graham tosses out the come ons. “I take advantage of you / You take advantage of me / Drink out this bottle again / And paint your body on me”, she sings. (See the complete “Put Your Graffiti On Me” lyrics here).
Is “Paint” a euphemism? “I don’t know what you’re talking about”, she told E!, before explaining: “The song is basically about owning yourself sexually and allowing yourself to be owned too. And having empowerment in that… I’m all about female empowerment and having a song that has this kind of reference.”
She’s all about empowerment in the Benny Boom-directed video as well: Graham kicks it off by spray-painting the camera lens and then, clad in throwback ’90’s street style (and, at one point, a yellow animal print cat-suit), she leads a troupe of dancers in a routine that recalls the Pussycat Dolls ‘ hottest clips. (The ponytail whipping alone is that fierce.)