Lily Rose shares dramatic video for “Villain”

She plays a detective in a cat-and-mouse story—with a twist.

Country music newcomer Lily Rose has shared a video for her major label debut, “Villain.”

The clip arrived earlier this week alongside the news that Rose struck a deal with Big Loud and Republic Records. “Villain” first made the rounds on TikTok back in December via Rose’s independent label Back Block, however, quickly amassing the musician a dedicated base of followers.

Rose’s emotional single broaches the difficult subject of being profiled as the villain in a relationship by onlookers who don’t know the truth. “[At] first thought, you immediately go to the romantic relationship, or the detriment of a romantic relationship,” Rose explained to Variety. “But ‘Villain’ also has just been tapping into this vein of friendships ending, or even mother-daughter relationships that are not doing well. There are just so many different things.”

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Elsewhere in the interview, Rose confirmed that while she is focusing on the next few singles, an album is the long-term goal.

The “Villain” music video casts the singer as a detective in a classic cat-and-mouse story—but with an unexpected twist. Watch it below:

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