PHOTO COURTESY OF SHERVIN LAINEZ.
Put down that green juice, because you’ll receive several servings worth of vegetables from Blaire Alise & The Bombshells’ quirky, colorful music video for “Telemono,” which we’re pleased to premiere below. Both the track and its visuals are firmly footed in the ’60s: the high-energy number calls back to the Ronettes with a bass-fueled, rock spin and, as Alise describes it, an “aggressive Patsy Cline string section,” while its surreal animation evokes the Beatles’ 1968 film Yellow Submarine.
“I loved the idea of contrasting such an emotional song with the colorfulness of the vegetables,” explains Alise, who, with the help of the video’s director Minu Park, created a series of bizarre, comedic scenes. Vegetables both real and animated float across the screen, and grown men don clothes that better suit a salad than the stage. As a result, the sensitive song, which is an impressionistic representation of an unhealthy relationship’s conclusion, gains a refreshing air of levity. “It’s a dark song,” explains Alise, “but watching my bandmates play their instruments while dressed up as an eggplant and a pickle adds an element of humor.”
Alise, who released her debut album My Eye (Carlin Nashville) in February, has an aesthetic as bold as her sound. “I’m very much into the styling of everything I do,” she says. “I love creating a strong color palette and look. I want you to know what my music sounds like just by looking at me!”
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