MISSY ELLIOTT TRAVELS THROUGH TIME IN “WHY I STILL LOVE YOU” VIDEO
FEATURED ON EP, 'ICONOLOGY'
- Genre : Hip Hop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Thu, 16 Jan 2020
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has announced today’s premiere of the official companion video for “Why I Still Love You.” The new clip takes us on a journey in time as we see Missy and The Dripdemeanors performing throughout various decades. Missy even flexes her acting chops. Singer Monica, makes a cameo.
“Why I Still Love You” is but one highlight of the iconic artist’s acclaimed new EP, “ICONOLOGY,” available now via Atlantic Records/Goldmind at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. Produced by Elliott, Timbaland, and Wili Hendrix, the EP drew instant applause upon its surprise release last summer, with USA Today declaring it “a master class at the school of Missy Misdemeanor Elliott…The project brings back the Missy fans know and love, with booming bass beats that are the perfect backdrop to showcase her lyrical prowess.”
Along with “Why I Still Love You,” “ICONOLOGY“ includes such hit singles as “Throw It Back” and “DripDemeanor (Feat. Sum1),” both of which are joined by spectacular companion visuals streaming now via YouTube. “Throw It Back“ – co-starring Teyana Taylor – has quickly proved another classic, earning over 18 million views thus far HERE. The clip drew unprecedented acclaim upon its multi-platform premiere, with Elle advising readers to “cancel all music videos today because Missy Elliott’s ‘Throw It Back’ is the Only One That Matters.” “One of the best visuals from any music video this year,” enthused Esquire. “‘Throw It Back’ absolutely delivers, with a beat that defies anyone not to dance and a nostalgia-inducing ‘flip it and reverse it’ reference.” Perhaps Marie Claire said it best: “Throw It Back” is “a complete return to form for the icon…Not only is she back, but she’s somehow even better, which I didn’t know was possible.”
“DripDemeanor (Feat. Sum1)” – now boasting over 9 million views HERE – followed in October, just in time for homecoming season. Hailed by Esquire as “pure nineties-inspired R&B perfection,” the video sees Missy paying homage to the HBCU culture, spotlighting members of the Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternities, Inc. throughout.