Taryn Manning Releases Sexy New Video

05/04/2011 AT 11:35 AM EDT



It's been two years since Taryn Manning debuted her video "Run Boy" on PEOPLE.com – and now the actress-singer is back with a brand new video, this time for her single "Turn it Up."

"It's a flirtatious song. Guys always write songs about girls and sexual stuff. It's almost a girl's take on being a little pervy in a funny way," Manning, 32, tells PEOPLE.

"It talks more or less about hooking up with a guy," she says, "and by the end of the song I'm like, 'Oh can you tell me your name again?' It's really just a bunch of metaphors for having fun with the opposite sex, or the same sex, or whatever you might prefer."



Manning says the video reflects her personality – though she took inspiration from another well-known woman.

"I set out to make a simple video that was like Taryn in a nutshell, so you kind of see the playful side, flirty side, sexy side, deejay side," she says. "I's also kind of inspired by Madonna's "Give It to Me" video featuring Pharrell. I thought it was one of her best. It's so hot. It's just black and white and there's nothing more classy and just clean than black and white."

And though Manning opted to go solo this time around, fans of her band Boomkat need not worry.

"Boomkat is still a group. My brother and I are always writing music, but it's more experimental," she says. "We do it all the time, but right now my brother just wanted a little break, but I never do, so I'm just putting out a little dance project. It's what I love!"

For a free download of "Turn it Up," visit Manning's Web site, tarynmanning.com.

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