Me sudan las manos
Cuando haces algo
Te gustan mis gafas
Me das un beso largo
Chicago darkwave trio, French Police, have announced the release of their new album, “BULLY,” and with it comes the debut of a video for Jetta Negro.
In this captivating Spanish track channeling the morose musings of Molchat Doma, KINO and Lebanon Hanover, we find a seamless blend of anticipation and a quest for authenticity. The thrill of new love stirs a tangible anxiety, vividly described in the lyrics as ‘palms slick with sweat,’ sparked by a partner’s actions. Yet, amidst this tension, there’s comfort in the gentle affirmations received, be it through compliments on personal accessories like eyewear or the warmth of a lingering embrace. And yet – beneath these passionate interactions lies a turbulent search for self-discovery, marked by a deep desire to fully embrace one’s true self. This inner journey faces obstacles, with echoes of restraint from their partner, casting a pall over the narrator’s quest for the truth within.
Directed by Christian Morales, the video for Jetta Negro strikingly evokes a post-Soviet perspective on mundane existence, to the extent that one might be surprised to find it set in Chicagoland rather than Moscow. The viewer is transported through a frosty suburban landscape, accompanying the band on brief cigarette pauses and a journey through the remnants of the American Dream. It presents a stark scene—chilly, snow-laden, utterly lacking in splendour; a monotonous expanse. Yet, within this bleakness, there emerge fleeting glimpses of beauty, bonds of friendship, and moments of camaraderie.
Watch the video below:
Brian Flores doesn’t merely perform on this latest album; he confronts his past demons. “This album is dedicated to the bullies of my past,” he states, reimagining “BULLY” as a tale of triumph and empowerment. This bold declaration highlights the band’s consistent courage in facing their darkest challenges, unafraid to sport shades in the darkest hours.
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French Police will play Cruel World Festival in Pasadena on May 11th, 2024.
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