Petite Meller’s Pastel-Pink “Milk Bath” Video Is Absolutely Nuts

The Drop: Petite Meller, Dagny & Brooke Fraser
Your cheat sheet for New Music Friday featuring Petite Meller, Dagny & Brooke Fraser.

Petite Meller’s “Milk Bath” stood out from last week’s other new releases with its breezy production, whimsical lyrics and African chants (courtesy of South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo). The video arrives today (July 5) and it’s a suitably unique affair that finds the French alt-pop star venturing to Germany to film scenes on a dairy farm — where she pretends to be a cow — and taking a dip in a naturally-occurring pink lake in Senegal. Complete with a gigantic plait.

How does one gain access to such locations? With a little help from scientists at Cornell University, who became involved in the project. “[They] even asked me to collect a sample from the lake for them,” Petite told Paper Magazine. “I love the fact that Science and music can collaborate through a music video. It reminds me how science was the reason for art in Michelangelo’s Renaissance times.” Watch the year’s wackiest and most strikingly beautiful clip up top.

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