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Pillow Queens debut Kate Dolan-directed video for ‘Heavy Pour’

Pillow Queens debut Kate Dolan-directed video for ‘Heavy Pour’


Pillow Queens will release their third album Name Your Sorrow this Friday April 19th.

The Dublin band have released the fourth track from the record, ‘Heavy Pour’ which arrives today with a video directed by Kate Dolan, inspired by black and white silent films of yore like like The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, Faust and Nosferatu.

The song features the line “I want more, but I’m not man enough,” which vocalist and bassist Sarah Corcoran says:

“Intrigued by this dynamic, we wanted to delve into and dissect the idea that one’s gender expression is impacted by their perceived level of courage. Spoiler: it’s not. All genders can be courageous and/or scared.”

“A lot of the lines in this song could convey the typical sweetness of a love song, but it has brief moments of outside perspectives that cast doubt over the conviction represented. The song tries to show the “heavy pour” as a compulsion that while having moments of joy, ultimately heightens personal insecurities.”

Pamela Connolly, guitarist, lyricist and vocalist.

“The song felt like a haunting and I felt the video needed to be something quite stylistic. I came up with the idea of the music video being a long lost silent film that has never been seen, a haunted piece of art buried in an attic somewhere. Then, as the band performs the cursed film is purged, burning up. The band are always up for having some fun so the shoot was a lot of fun and we played a lot on set.”

Video director Kate Dolan.

The video was shot at Glenmaroon House in Dublin. The Tudor-style Edwardian mansion, dating back to the 1850s was once owned by a member of the Guinness family.

The band previously shared ‘Suffer’, ‘Gone’ and ‘Like A Lesson’.

Pillow Queens UK & Ireland tour dates

Jun. 5 – Leeds, UK – Wardrobe

Jun. 6 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece

Jun. 7 – London, UK – Brixton Electric

Jun. 8 – Manchester, UK – YES Pink Room

Jun. 10 – Newcastle, UK – Cluny

Jun. 11 – Glasgow, UK – Saint Lukes

Jul. 12 – Limerick, IE – Thomond Park Stadium (supporting Snow Patrol)

Jul. 13 – Dublin, IE – Iveagh Gardens

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