Taking inspiration from ‘the Pope of Trash’ John Waters, LA rock demigoddess Kate Clover delivers a delightfully soiled courting game within the video for her rock romance anthem.
A path of steel studs, leather-based jackets, cigarette butts, and damaged hearts results in a contented ending in “Love You To Death,” the brand new video from Kate Clover. In the visible, premiering right here at HollywoodLife, Kate competes in The Dating Game by method of David Lynch on the seediest of dive bars, all whereas a trio judges all her potential suitors. A gold-tooth cowboy tries to lasso Kate’s coronary heart, solely to be despatched driving off into the sundown. A puppy-hooded candidate sits, begs, and rolls over for an opportunity at romance however will get informed to chew on his bone on the pound. It’s not till the ultimate candidate – tall like Joey Ramone, harmful like Dee Dee, and sporting a shirt taken out of Lux Interior’s closet – that Kate finds the one.
With a forged full of insanely cool individuals that you simply want have been your pals — Zumi Rosow, Penny Angela, Mark Indelicato, Joshy TV, Julian De La Celle, Brandon Welchez – and directed by Orange Is The New Black’s Rebecca Knox, “Love You To Death” captures precisely why Kate is the subsequent nice entry in Los Angeles’ wealthy rock and roll legacy. It’s campy however honest, edgy however enjoyable, pleasant however badass. The video is an ideal companion to the track as a result of “Love You To Death” is all that and extra. With the center of Southern California’s storage rock scene, a splash of eyeliner from its glam-punk heritage, and hovering new wave vocals, “Love You To Death” grabs you by the center from the opening notes, throws you into the passenger seat of a stolen convertible, and takes you on a wild journey – whereas ensuring you get house earlier than curfew.
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“Rebecca and I thought it would be funny to do a dating game spoof, but BDSM themed,” Kate shares when discussing the inspiration behind the video. “The John Waters film Cry Baby was aesthetically an inspiration. We lead with humor and storytelling. We wanted it to reflect the spirit of the song and not be too pretentious.” As for the beautiful faces within the visible? “Everyone in the video are close friends,” shares Kate. “After Rebecca sent me the treatment, we got on the phone and cast all the roles. It felt effortless because everyone we chose fit their parts perfectly.”
If Kate Clover’s “Love You To Death” video and track signifies the longer term of rock – a playful tone, a no bullsh-t edge, a feminist coronary heart, LGBTQ+ acceptance, and full of respect and consent — then the longer term is trying good. The future arrives prior to you suppose: Kate Clover will launch Channel Zero, her first EP on SongVest, on May 14. Produced by Brandon Welchez (of Crocodiles), the EP heralds the subsequent step in her profession. And when she takes that step, it’ll be in a lethal excessive heel boot and with a assured gleam in her eye. You like to see it.
“Love you To Death” Is out now. Channel Zero drops May 14.