Following the release of ‘Sugar Rush’ and ‘Keep It Cool’, Japanese mannequin duo FEMM return with a hard-edged new song ‘Private Dancer’.

Blending elements of dance and goth rock, the song tackles the concept of symbiotic love; the excess of affection that can lead to the desire to dominate, and the thirst for love that can lead to submission.

These two conflicting impulses are reflected in the concept of a marionette or puppet. In the accompanying music video, we see inside the mind of a controlling lover. The members of FEMM appear to be trapped inside, but really, they have allowed themselves to be captured. While the controlling lover seeks to dominate, the puppets are secretly the ones pulling the strings.

Speaking about the song, RiRi from the band said: “Confidence is sexy. She is strong and fierce. She doesn’t take no as an answer. She loves every inch of herself being a woman. It’s cool to sing this character as FEMM. It’s a new vibe for us and we are loving it.

“The song starts off with a mysterious tone, then goes into harder beats. For sure it’s gonna make you wanna dance. If you get more into it, the more you can really feel that strong confident sexy woman.”

LuLa adds: “We’ve got this passionate sound, which is new for us. Get your wild and passionate side out completely with this sound. Just go with it, and you will know what I mean.”

Download or stream ‘Private Dancer’ here.