American music publication Earmilk is premiering Andrew Keoghan's latest single Queues At Dani Keys; a gender-bending nod to the 'new romantic' videos of the eighties. You can check out the video below.
Directed by Auckland VFX whiz Puck Murphy, who has made videos for The Phoenix Foundation, the Queues At Dani Keys clip is a quantum fashion piece; a multi-dimensional nightclub, where one's alter ego seduces its' other facade, in a wry commentary on vanity, reinvention and the perils of big city ambition.
The song will feature on Keoghan's second LP Every Orchid Offering, out July 29 on Fuchsia Kick and like the rest of the album, demonstrates a percussion-heavy approach. It features New York's Brazilian percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos, who has worked with Sting, The Fugees and Lauryn Hill.
Predominantly written during a two-month period of isolation on west coast beach, Piha, the album is a collection of 10 songs that seek to make sense of a peripatetic existence between New Zealand and New York, where Keoghan relocated in 2013. It's a series of personal vignettes about transience, sexuality, conceived gender roles, commitment, lust and modern reincarnation, combining a pop sensibility with contemporary R&B, electronic and orchestral elements.
The video for the first single Stuck In Melodies premiered on Stereogum in January and transported the audience to a pastel hell dreamscape inspired by ‘90s computer graphics, pop art and the song's themes of interrelationship detachment and nostalgic comfort.
The album features duets with Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Chelsea Nikkel (Princess Chelsea), along with contributions from some of Keoghan's other cohorts from The Ruby Suns, The Phoenix Foundation and Lawrence Arabia.