Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Ghosts,’ Strangefruit

Published September 11, 2013

Taking a cue from Andy Warhol’s famous screen tests, the video for Strangefruit’s latest single “Ghosts” is an intimate, black-and-white film portrait of lead singer Jenny Maxwell. Against sweeping vocals and dark guitar riffs, Maxwell nods, twists, and blinks furiously. It’s both mundane and strangely haunting to watch, which makes it right in line with how the band describes the single: “The song is an eerie flicker, a ghost, that lies somewhere between the dark and the night, unsettling and captivating at the same time.” Backed by Peter and Jamie Perrett (of Love Minus Zero and Babyshambles), Strangefruit is a young band with a mature sound that—like Warhol’s famous films—”draws you in and strips you off.”

STRANGEFRUIT’S DEBUT EP, BETWEEN THE EARTH AND THE SEA, IS OUT NOW. FOR MORE ON THE BAND, VISIT ITS WEBSITE OR SOUNDCLOUD.