Something for the weekend: Fruit Bats “The Balcony”

Well that’s it for another week dear reader. Leaving you today with another track taken from the forthcoming new Fruit Bats album ‘The Pet Parade’ which lands on March 5th and which you can pre-order here. The upbeat and sprightly ‘The Balcony’ has a charming music video, co-directed by Annie Beedy, which Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson says was “inspired by Cabaret (the film version) mixed with the Star Wars cantina scene and a dash of The Mighty Boosh, with a storyline inspired by Dirty Dancing and Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock.’” He goes on to say: “My wife Annie is one of my favorite visual artists. We’ve collaborated on many album covers over the years, but this our first video. The Balcony is a song about patience in isolation, waiting for the world to change while staring out at an empty street. So, in Annie’s words, ‘We created an alternate world—in our basement—where crowded clubs, real live crushes, and chance encounters still exist.'” Oh and it features melodica, and there’s not enough melodica in americana – ask the Handsome Family. Have a good one.

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[…] Americana UK says Fruit Bats’ “The Balcony,” from new LP The Pet Parade, “is a song about patience in isolation, waiting for the world to change while staring out at an empty street.” The site has the video for the song, which was made by the band’s Eric D. Johnson and his wife Annie, who says, “We created an alternate world—in our basement—where crowded clubs, real live crushes, and chance encounters still exist.’” Enjoy the video here. […]