Dolly Bing Bing, a queer performance artist from Belgium, has revealed a remarkable new video – ‘Eat Me’. The song and highly creative video both take inspiration from ‘Annabel Lee’ – a famous poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
Dolly has become known in her home country for her wild live performances, where she sings, raps, dances and ‘vogues’. Her unique style is encapsulated in the self-styled video, which you can watch below.
‘Eat Me’ deals with the loss of Dolly’s husband, who tragically died from a terminal illness. “It curls around the desire to overcome sickness, desperation and pain in my scream for the escapism of sex and pleasure and of being ‘eaten’, ‘beaten’, ‘raped’, ‘tied down’ or overpowered (by lust)” explains Dolly, “It does so by interlacing ‘Annabel Lee’ into my personal story, mirroring both narratives as well as turning them upside down. Both depict the terrible trauma of a loss of virginity or of a tender state of paradisiac innocence.‘Eat Me’ has a calming and healing allure and wishes to unlock the aura and definition of beauty as ‘nothing but the beginning of terror’.”
Dolly will return with more new music later this year.