The Paisley Fields have released a new video. This one's one of my favorite songs from their previous album. In the video, two straight dudes try to sneak into a gay bar to chase a girl. It's a happy ending for everyone...just not in the way you expect. (Also, this is probably not the best video to watch at work.)
While the video is lighthearted, the song itself is a response to trolls who have nothing better to do than spew homophobic vitriol at an indie country band in Brooklyn. Here's what James writes:
Two and a half years ago The Paisley Fields put out “Windows Fogged Up
In Your Pickup Truck”, our first music video. It followed the story of
two men meeting in NYC, falling in love and getting engaged. The story
wasn’t too different from my real life, and I hardly considered it
controversial. I never set out to create something controversial with
that video. I just wanted to express myself in a way that reflected who I
am as an artist and a person. After the video was picked up by a couple
prominent blogs I quickly learned that homophobia is still alive and
well in America. In response to the video we received some nasty
messages online. Throughout The Paisley Fields' career we continue to
get these types of messages, which is something I guess comes with the
territory. I’ve always set my focus on all the love and support we got. I
have never responded to these people. Until now. How Low is my
response. How low are you gonna go, til you learn that you can’t break
me down? You can’t break me down because I’m a goddamn diamond.
How Low - The Paisley Fields (Official) from James Wilson on Vimeo.
Also, whoever that redhead is has GREAT hair and probably has excellent taste in music. Just saying.
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