Beach Fossils have shared their latest single ‘Saint Ivy’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Somersault’ which is set for release on June 2nd.
The New York City based band pay homage to NYC artists in the video for ‘Saint Ivy’, which is also directed by NYC based Joey Chriqui and Milah Libin (Princess Nokia “Tomboy”).
The video for ‘Saint Ivy’ features dancers who have grown up through the NYC school system alongside Merrie Cherry, a Brooklyn based drag queen.
Speaking of the video, directors Chrique and Libin have said: “In uncertain times, we turn to New York City as a reassuring look into the true diversity of this country. This video represents the less visible places and characters that exist in beautiful harmony both in this city, and in America.”
Beach Fossils are encouraging fans to donate to both the National Endowment for the Arts and Center for Arts Education NYC which are both falling victim in recent times to current administrations’ budget cuts.
Last month, Beach Fossils announced that they’d be releasing their next album, ‘Somersault’ on June 2nd via frontman Dustin Payseur’s own record label, Bayonet Records in which he co-owns with wife Katie Garcia.
‘Somersault’ is the output of years of experimentation and a reinvention of the band since their last release in 2013, showcasing a band in bloom with more complex instrumentation and honest lyrics.