Damiano David Says Pulp Fiction Inspired Maneskin’s ‘Supermodel’ Music Video
Måneskin talked about their most recent song, ‘Supermodel,’ during an interview with MTV News. The frontman Damiano David revealed that the 1994 movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ was the source of inspiration for the single’s music video.
After winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their song ‘Zitti e Buoni’ in 2021, the band’s success continued increasing with their following releases. ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ from the second studio album ‘Teatro d’ira: Vol. I’ reached the top ten on the charts of various countries and became the band’s first song which reached the top 5 of the UK Singles Chart.
Later, the band’s cover of the Four Seasons’ ‘Beggin” peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and received multiple international certifications besides ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ by selling more than three million copies worldwide. The band made its debut on US television with ‘Beggin” on the Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon. With this track, they also won the Top Rock Song category in the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
On May 13, 2022, Måneskin released its eleventh single, ‘Supermodel,’ and performed at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. All members contributed to this California-inspired pop song during its creation process. The inspiration for the lyrics came from their stay in Los Angeles, where they met many famous people. The song tells the life of the fictional character named ‘Supermodel.’
During a recent interview, Damiano David opened up more about the inspiration behind the music video revealing they were influenced by the 1994 Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Pulp Fiction.’ He stated that they featured a bag with an ‘unknown thing’ inside it in the music video, just like in the film. The meaning behind it is that the people who were after the bag throughout the video were actually chasing ‘fame.’
Damiano David said the following when asked about the inspiration behind the ‘Supermodel’ music video:
“We took inspiration from ‘Pulp Fiction,’ where during all the film people are chasing this 24 hours suitcase, and you never know what’s inside. We kind of thought the same. We wanted to put this ‘unknown’ thing inside a bag and this lady that chased for it, and we imagined that it’s like the ‘fame-dom’ and ‘stardom.’ Everybody is chasing it, but they end up dying for it. So, it’s not good.”
You can check out the interview below.