Pillow Queens have released the music video for their new single Gay Girls, and we are in love.
The video, directed by Kate Dolan, sees a young girl about to make her Holy Communion, but she cycles away from her arguing parents and joins her other friends dolled up in their communion dresses to go on adventures for the day.
Speaking about the new single from the Dublin indie quartet, Dolan said, “The song is such a belter, when the band came and asked me to do a video for it I was delighted. The girls had an idea about four girls running away on their communion day. I thought it was a great fit for the song, so I wrote up a treatment around the idea. I wanted to capture the pure joy of being a kid, and those days you remember as being totally perfect.”
“Also, I feel in many ways the four communion gals are representative of the New Ireland. We were once totally dominated by an authoritarian Catholic leadership, and now those shackles are starting to fall away. For many years women and LGBT people were deeply oppressed. The song Gay Girls is a joyous anthem for us, and like the kids in the video it’s about time we were all carefree and found joy in the simple things like bottles of Red Lemonade flavour Cadet,” she added.
The single was recorded at Attica Studios in Co. Donegal by Mercury Prize-nominated and Choice Music Prize-winning producer Tommy McLaughlin, and touches on feelings of intoxicating lust coupled with relentless repression.
Fans are buzzing about the new video, including comedians The Rubberbandits, who wrote on Twitter, “One of the best Irish songs and videos all year. Fucking brilliant work.”
One of the best Irish songs and videos all year. Fucking brilliant work. https://t.co/90hXoEMqiG
— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) November 16, 2018
Pillow Queens also announced an end of the year tour back in September, including dates in Whelan’s on Saturday, November 24 as well as a gig in London this Saturday, November 17.
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