On the recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2, Season 6 fan-favourite Adore Delano quit the show, in tears, after receiving harsh critiques from guest judge Raven-Symoné and Michelle Visage. Delano went on Periscope (see below) to address the fact that at the time of filming, she was in a dark space, having not dealt with some personal issues, including the death of her father, and her breakup with her BF. “Last year I had a super-emotional breakdown,” says Delano. “I was just constantly working to fill the void of not dealing with family issues and what was really happening with my self and self-esteem. I was going through a really dark depression.”
But from the darkness comes light and clarity…and Adore is back, healing with her latest video for single I.C.U., off current album After Party. Directed by my bestie Santiago Felipe, we get to see an introspective and hurt Adore in several heart-wrenching sequences… walking the streets of NYC and documenting her emotions in a narrative that explains how she was in this long distance love affair with a boy who decided he needed even more space…a morphing scene that visually depicts what depression and anxiety looks like in ones head, when one is losing control…and the eerie last scene that lands her alone, in a sterile hospital bed setting, where Delano exclaims, “There’s nothing left. I gave it all to you. My heart’s still beating, and it beats for you!”. (pics below by Santiago Felipe and Michael Ventolo)
I.C.U. and After Party are available now on iTunes.
Behind The Scenes: