songwriter Colette Carr . It was released on January 22, 2016 as
the second single from her second studio album, Believe in Us .
The music video was released February 3, 2016. Lyrically the
song talks about fantasizing about role playing with a love
interest, having the perfect life "playing house".
Background & Composition
"Play House" was written by Carr, American singer-songwriter
Cara Salimando and producer Frankmusik. It serves as the
second single from Carr's second studio album Believe in Us
which is scheduled to be released mid 2016. "Play House" is a
synth-pop song that talks about a fantasized relationship.
When interviewed by MTV , Carr talked about the song, saying "I
am the girl that lives in her Pokemon pajamas, orders food in,
works late and is scared of the concept of growing a human
inside of me. When I wrote 'Play House,' it was about a boy that
made me want to dress super-girly, cook for him and have tiny
human babies with him! That was something I’d never felt before.
So I decided to write a song about it."
The music video for "Play House", which was directed by Shane
Drake, was released on February 3 after being uploaded
exclusively on MTV the day before. The music video has a 1950s
theme. The video opens up with Carr's love interest pulling up to
the house, being invited inside and when left alone, he starts to
explore the house. Along the way he finds, two children dress
similarly to him and Carr then witnessing Carr hacking away at
something bloody and also being harassed by a red headed
woman who looks similar to Carr. In the end, she convinces him
that the things he was seeing was all in his head until it is
revealed that Carr is the red headed woman in a wig.