Maiah Manser’s Dracula-Inspired Single Will Help You Shed Your “Second Skin”

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Severance

Watch her haunting new video

There are three major things you should know about rising noir-pop artist Maiah Manser: She's got killer vocals, she's a self-taught pianist and violinist, and she will go to extreme lengths to create incredible visuals to complement her music.

"I put myself through hell for this video, both emotionally and physically," the Oregon native tells us:

From laying on the ground of an insane asylum's abandoned slaughter house nearly naked at two in the morning to being drenched in ice-cold water in a chiffon dress in an open field [when it was] 40 degrees, I accessed a dark part of myself that found its way through the camera. Through this video, I was able to develop a new meaning of what the song meant for me.

Today, we are premiering Manser’s music video for her dark track “Second Skin,” a single that centers around the pain Manser experienced after an intense breakup and was lyrically inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula.

She says, “At the time I was reading Dracula, and I wanted to do an exercise where I encapsulated the feeling of a book, or took some elements from the book, while also relating it to what was happening in my life personally."  

With the help of filmmaker Brian Oh, creative director Mackenzie Stone, and costume designer Fantasia Oslund, Manser was able to relate the song's meaning visually, reimagining “a second skin" and not feeling the need to be "super straightforward with the lyrical content.” The single is off of her new EP under the same title. 

Watch the dark video, below. 

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

While she wished Tana Mongeau a happy birthday on one account, her other one paints a different picture

If you're in YouTube and influencer culture as deep as the rest of the internet, you already know that Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul got engaged yesterday. How does Mongeau's ex, actress Bella Thorne, feel about the situation? According to her official Instagram account, she's totally supportive of her. But, as is usually the case, her (what I call) Finsta tells the more realistic story.

Keep reading... Show less
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris / Neilson Barnard / Getty Images.

"And then she cried the white girl cry"

I'm not sure I'd even call the ongoing spat between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus a beef. We've seen Minaj in real beef, like her ongoing feud with Cardi B that culminated in some major Fashion Week drama. But even though things aren't that level between Minaj and Cyrus, things are still definitely not okay.

Keep reading... Show less


Amanda Bynes has just graduated with the Class of 2019 from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Late Monday evening, Bynes shared a photo to Twitter celebrating the achievement, posing alongside a classmate in her cap and gown.

TMZ shared additional selfies with fellow classmates from the graduation ceremony. Sources told TMZ that Bynes seemed "ecstatic," and that she was "getting tons of love from her teachers and peers."

The actress has been enrolled at the school since 2014, though, as Page Six notes, was kicked out for a short period of time toward the beginning of her studies, but returned and completed her program within five years.

In March of this year, Bynes checked into a mental health facility after an alleged relapse, following four years of sobriety. Prior to that, she had returned to the public in late 2018 with an interview with Paper in which she opened up about her experience with depression after the release of She's The Man, as well as her drug use.

Asset 7
Screenshot via YouTube

Welcome to the family!

Taylor Swift has filed a trademark for her newest cat, Benjamin Button, which she adopted during the filming of her "ME!" music video.

Keep reading... Show less
Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for POPSUGAR and Reed Exhibitions

She didn't even know she had one until the show

Camila Mendes has been open about her eating disorder before, but, in a new interview during a panel at PopSugar's Play/Ground, she revealed that costume fittings for her show Riverdale were the catalyst that led her to seek treatment.

Keep reading... Show less