Check out the latest video from queer country singer and song-writer Paisley Fields. ‘Plastic Rosary’ is a deeply personal song based on his experiences growing up in Iowa in the 1990s, where he was told that he would never get into heaven. This comment is referred to specifically in the heartfelt lyrics, which transport us into this episode in his life. Fields delivers a truly impassioned, emotional vocal in this engaging song and soaring backing vocals and melodic keys turn ‘Plastic Rosary’ into something like a hymn.
Directed by Honey Davenport (Rupaul’s Drag Race), the accompanying video is itself an artistic and engaging piece of work. Taking inspiration from Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ video, it’s full of symbolism, from the neon cross to close-ups of Fields’ rosary beads, bathed in vivid lighting and colour. It’s an atmospheric, cinematic visual that suits the song perfectly.
Paisley Fields is known for being a touring member of the recently reformed iconic queer country band Lavender Country and he played keys on their 2022 album ‘Blackberry Rose’. ‘Plastic Rosary’ is taken from the forthcoming solo album ‘Limp Wrist’, which is due for release on 26th August 2022. When he was growing up in rural Iowa, Fields’ family were devout Catholics and, in fact, he was the regular church pianist each Sunday. The new album is themed around the conflict and emotions at the meeting point of his religion and sexuality. The songs are intimate and personal but many will be able to associate with the love, fear and isolation channelled through Fields’ music. Check this out.
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