Apologies on this one because I’m a little bit late to the party (it dropped last week!), but I couldn’t stand the idea of not showing some love to the crazy-sexy-cool video for “Lolita” from Leah LaBelle, former American Idol finalist-turned-Epic Records R&B chanteuse and, apparently, pop music’s biggest Nabokov enthusiast. This Pharrell-produced single is slinky good fun, with a chorus that’s properly huge — the type of radio candy that should command more mainstream attention than it’s snagged (so far, at least).
The accompanying visual has plenty of heart-shaped glasses — an apropos homage unto itself, but cleverly, it’s the boys (all shirtless) trailing LaBelle through a series of sexy situations (especially that carwash — yikes!) who are wearing them. LaBelle seems more than comfortable putting her feminine wiles to good use as the queen bee, and she — like the song — absolutely deserves to be worshiped.
Watch the clip up top.