After weeks of teasing, Måneskin have released the official music video for “MAMMAMIA”.
The video is built around an amusing premise: Band members Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio all fantasise about killing frontman Damiano David because he’s so annoying.
The video, which dovetails nicely with upcoming Halloween celebrations, shows him murdered in three different ways. Ethan plunges his head into the toilet (after Damiano starts urinating into a loo while Ethan is doing his business) and Victoria stabs him repeatedly after he butts in on her getting physical with another woman.
The music video is directed by Spanish film director Rei Nadal. She’s directed fashion films for brands including Burberry, Nike x OFF-WHITE, as well as music videos for Hercules and Love Affair, Mikky Ekko and Primal Scream.
The three-minute song is a full-frontal burst of libido, layered over pulsating rhythm and guitar strums. Damiano’s smoky vocal carries some extra smoke and plenty of swagger.
The song starts with Damiano stuck in a police car and being treated like he “did something criminal,” just moments after he says he feels “the heat” along with “the beat” (of the drums).
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In the chorus, his figurative release, he begs someone “to spit your love on me” while explaining he’s on his knees. He’ll keep the entire affair (or exploration or transaction, depending on your take) a secret so long as he can “get a taste.” Boundaries are here to be pushed: “Tell me your limit and we’ll cross the line again.”
What do you think of “MAMMAMIA”? Are you feeling the band’s charisma and charm as much as we are? Let us know in the comments box below.