Revenge Wife Premieres Video For Anti-Capitalist Bop “Manifest” From Her Forthcoming Horror Pop Debut EP Background Songs For Your Boring Life, Part I

Just when you thought it was safe to go back online, horror synth pop singer/songwriter Elizabeth Nistico returns with “Manifest,” episode 2 in the ongoing saga of Revenge Wife. Starring in a comically surreal nightmare vignette, Revenge Wife continues the storyline she began with her previous single, “Earthquake.” Both videos feature her real-life boyfriend John Karna (MTV’s Scream, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird).
In response to the motivational self-help directive to “Manifest” success and wealth, Nistico offers a full-throated and comical “Fuck that.”
Elizabeth explains,
“Manifest is an anti-capitalist pop song, inspired by living in LA and just feeling like I didn’t have what I wanted because I didn’t desire it in the right way. You know what I mean? The lyrics say it all. “I don’t really want to make vision boards.” “They say ‘manifest,’ fuck that.” “Until you’re born rich you gotta get used to no.” It’s comical and real and inspired by video games and sputtering 90s beats.”
The self directed video was shot entirely on iPhone. “I was really trying to tell a story here, so there was a lot of little stuff that I wanted to shoot. The green poison drinks being carried to my boyfriend, me untying myself. My approach with the iPhone vids is to shoot WAY more than I need, that way when I’m editing I can really take the best parts,” Elizabeth says.
The video also features Elizabeth and John in fashion by Los Angeles based designer Birthday Girl. “I wanted it to feel like a fashion girl on an island in Maine, playing kink games with her boyfriend. That’s the vibe basically. John and I are both styled by Birthday Girl custom,” Elizabeth says.

The video will debut online at a midnight screening on March 31/April 1.

About Elizabeth Nistico: 
Revenge Wife is the latest music, video, and art project by Elizabeth Nistico, former lead singer and cofounder of indie pop band, Holychild. To date, Holychild boasts over 30 million streams on Spotify and 5 million streams on YouTube. Nistico has directed more than 40 music videos for Holychild and other artists. She has also co-written songs for other artists including “Xanax Damage” by Future. She has sync deals with Apple and Old Navy to name a couple brands. She has toured with Passion Pit, Walk the Moon, and MØ. Her video work has been featured at MOMA. Nistico has been featured in Vogue, Nylon, Paper Mag, Billboard, NME, Huff Post, Spin, EW, and Earmilk. Elizabeth was also a columnist for V Magazine.
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