EXCLUSIVE: Watch This Bloody Blast Of A Music Video For Lesibu Grand's "Not Sweet Enough"

The pop punk band has bite.

By Meredith Borders · @mereborders · June 8, 2021, 11:06 AM EDT
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We're so thrilled to exclusively debut the bright, bloody, fearless music video for Lesibu Grand's feminist revenge anthem, "Not Sweet Enough."

How fun is that? Here's a quote from singer Tyler-Simone Molton on the concept behind "Not Sweet Enough" and its video:

When concepting for the "Not Sweet Enough" video, we knew we wanted to highlight the emotional scars caused by growing up cisgender female in a male dominated patriarchy, and do so with a mix of real fury and dark humor. After teaming up with Atlanta video producers Sailorface, we were able to imagine and create this tiny macabre world by shooting in front of a green screen and transporting my image into a dollhouse. I was transformed into several different Barbie characters, which represent the female ideal to many American girls. As Barbie, I had some fun disposing my male aggressors in various ways, such as cutting toy wrestler Randy Orton's head off and roasting it in the oven; tossing my hairdryer in the spa while Aquaman waits to be served, and shoving Skeletor into an iron maiden that Barbie created in her refrigerator.

Towards the middle of the video when I take off in my Barbie Jeep, I give a long faux-livestream rant that addresses the duel threats of sexual harassment and legislative attacks on women’s rights. At the very end, it's revealed that the entire video was just the active imagination of a young woman realizing the world outside her childhood dollhouse is not as inviting and accepting as she had been taught.

When writing the song we drew influence from Nirvana, the riot grrrl sound plus bands like Sonic Youth and Pussy Riot. To us, those early 90s sounds are the most fierce, raw and direct that rock music ever produced, and we felt most fitting to convey our viewpoint right now.  

And here are a couple of cool shots from the making of the video:


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Learn more about Lesibu Grand here!