Renowned actress and singer, Peyton List, has dropped a brand new single, Don’t Cry – accompanied by a nostalgic video.
The former Disney Channel star grew up playing characters from Disney shows, including Emma Ross from Jessie and Bunk’d.
The brand-new electro-pop tune features vocals from rapper, Cannon.
As well as this being List’s debut music video, the 21-year-old also directed, produced and conceptualised the creativity for the shoot – which was premiered on Billboard.
The 50s style video features beauty brand, Too Faced – which List is a brand ambassador for and is also the face of their ‘Better Than Sex’ eyeliner.
She stars as a retro-chic 50s housewife, with a variety of coloured wigs, bold red lips and glamourous pastel outfits.
As List looks into her Too Faced hand mirror, with glittery tears shimmering down her blushed cheeks, the newly confident housewife sings, “I don’t cry like I used to, but I bet you do”.
The makeup products are incorporated beautifully and fit the old-fashioned housewife aesthetic perfectly.
In an interview with Billboard, List said:
“It was my first time taking on the role of creative director for a music video and leading a set to create and follow my own vision. It was nice to tell my own story in a very dramatised, ’50s housewife that has gone stir crazy’; it’s meant to be tongue in cheek. I’ve never released a music video for my own music, so this being my first one makes it very special to me. I loved getting to come up with the concept and creative direct behind the scenes. Having a visual and telling a dramatized story behind the song was both freeing and fun.”
Garnering over 16 million Instagram followers, List has appeared in magazine covers, national fashion ads, starred in feature films, played famed Disney characters, hosted an event at the White House, and even made a guest appearance in the pilot episode of CBS comedy show, Happy Together – executive produced by Harry Styles and Ben Winston.
The starlet sings, acts, models, and is a huge advocate for human rights; in 2018, List also starred in Little Mix and Cheat Codes’ pro LGBTQ+ music video for Only You.
Don’t Cry follows up her previously released track, Dance Til We Die, from the movie, Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.
Aside from filming, in her spare time she writes music and continues her role as a hard-working and self-respecting mentor to young women who look to her for inspiration.