Girl Friday have shared the music video from their new single “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern” from their upcoming album Androgynous Mary. Directed by the band themselves—which comprised of guitarist Vera Ellen, bassist Libby Hsieh, drummer Virginia Pettis, and guitarist Sierra Scott—the video is a coy homage to “Rock of Love” starring none other than Bret Michaels.
Between that and the near antique CGI used in the video, the new track scratches a bit of a nostalgic-itch—while also existing as a feverishly intense and driving rock piece. Off-kilter but filled to the brim with the kind of punkish, melodic somersaults that are near staple to the band’s sound, Girl Friday’s latest release is an exciting preview of the kind of infectiously delirious guitar work and prescient-to-the-times songwriting that can be expected on their debut.
“Amber’s Knees’ came together lyrically from bits and pieces that we’d all written over a long period of time. It’s the first song we wrote for the album,” the band said of the song. “It has to do with the borders of culturally sanctioned dissociation and the willful ignorance we often employ to keep things functioning, which manifests differently for everyone. We wanted the video to be an extreme example of this, so naturally we turned to reality TV for inspiration. However, that initial idea festered into a visual fever dream fueled by our increasingly dystopian waking reality. As life seems to spiral ever further out of our control, we keep ourselves grounded dancing above a greenscreen sea.”