Estonian-born, New York-based ground breaking artist and a model Majorlilkween reveals a new fantastic single ‘ten 22’
The new single “ten 22” is not only a turn from earlier material that channeled menacing trap cadences, but it’s also an honest and powerful reflection on mental health. Written shortly after an intense panic attack, the song delves into Majorlilkween’s experiences with anxiety, depression, and dealing with grief, after losing her father in her teens.
Music Video, directed by Modern Day Auteur, the eerie, Wes Anderson-inspired visual finds Majorlilkween awakening into her own technicolored nightmare. It’s a surrealist take on personal struggles with mental health that finds the rising alt-pop “kween” morphing into her own sleep paralysis demon. Clad in pink latex, naturally, we watch a demonic Majorlilkween strutting her stuff amidst an industrial hellscape.
She shares “Oftentimes I wonder when we are experiencing these crazy nightmares, is something greater than us taking control of our bodies or is it just our mind playing tricks on us and making it all up? So I really wanted to explore that visually.”
She says: “This record is really transformative and special because it’s also the first time I’ve used real instruments and really explored music outside of my comfort zone. I think what I was going through at the time created a beautiful piece of art in the rawest form. I’m excited for people to get to know me on a more personal level, since I have never really spoken about my struggles with mental health publicly”
Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov has been writing and releasing music under her musical alter-ego Majorlilkween since 2019. The multi-faceted project is the product of Ljadov’s bold creative vision. One that captures an endless roster of influences, from iconic Y2K pop and modern hip-hop to the visual storytelling of some of the iconic designers she’s modeled for.