The Pillow Queens have a sound that was meant to be in a modern day art house coming of age movie with their lyricisms, restless melodies and evocative vocals expressing young adolescences so effortlessly. The continue to do that today with the release of their latest single Holy Show, a stirring, majestic slow-burn that details the widescreen experience from feelings of regret and insecurity in a beautiful euphonic setting.
“Holy Show is a song that relays the feeling of regret and insecurity about past words spoken and actions taken, even when they’re ultimately meaningless. The song tries to articulate the heavy burden of being the only person who is concerned about the minute details of how you present yourself to the world.” Video director Kate Dolan continues: “Myself and the girls are all queer so when they asked me to direct something for Holy Show we all felt it was time that we made a video that had some positive queer representation. There are often depictions of queer women in the media that really upset me. We are often observed through a male gaze by male directors. They are often hyper sexualised. We wanted to create something that really captured the joyful intimacy between queer women through a female gaze.”
As a queer man this music brings me so much joy it’s hard to describe, the gorgeous shots mixed the spellbinding track with poetic lyricisms that both show the beauty of queer women is breathtaking to me. Every time Pillow Queens release a song you feel something from it, through their music they make us experience the full spectrum of human emotion in such a way that no other band around can compare. They’re just so incredibly special.
Their debut album In Waiting is going to be focusing on queer love in the modern era and we highly recommend you mark your calendar on September 25th to check out this album.