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- Posted on May 26th 2011 11:15AM by Cameron Matthews
Beds of packing peanuts, handcuffs of twine and a whole lot of cardboard boxes are keeping Lelia Broussard from rocking out in her new video for 'Masquerade,' which you can watch above. The 21-year-old Rolling Stone Cover Contest finalist is armed with a pair of scissors while she navigates a labyrinth of arts of crafts and doors of bubble wrap.
The title track from Broussard's latest album showcases the singer's underlying rocker edge with a pristine gloss of indie pop. Broussard tells Spinner that the song is about "people who parade around like they are someone very different from who they actually are."
The video, directed by Molly Green and James Lefler, was shot in a seedy theater in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and features Broussard's trademark face paint: "My album is called 'Masquerade' and I wanted to have some sort of visual element to represent that when I played live and when I did photo shoots."
The next step for Broussard is playing Bonnaroo, where she will go head to head with fellow Rolling Stone contest finalists the Sheepdogs. In addition to gracing the cover of the iconic magazine, the winner will win a contract with Atlantic Records.