Video of the Moment #1957: A Sunny Day in Glasgow

By on Monday, 16th November 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Call me completely crazy, but American dream pop purveyors A Sunny Day in Glasgow – especially singers Jen Goma and Anne Fredrickson – don’t seem to be the type to enjoy hanging around a pro wrestling club in New Jersey. Yet that is exactly where their latest promo video for ‘Hey, You’re Mine’ was filmed, and by Goma herself, who is a self-professed wrestling fan “who traveled to southern New Jersey to film the wrestlers of OTW Wrestling in an act of ‘amateur anthropology'”. Goma explains further:

I see wrestling as a kind of presentational theater that is a tradition but also a modern day vehicle for telling good stories. I wanted to make use of the metafictional techniques inherent in wrestling to tell a story about wrestling but also a broader story about people. For me, the key to a compelling story is the characters and wrestling characters are all about the people who play them.

This is actually quite funny, as my roommate in graduate school was a huge fan of WWE, and I had decided after watching some of the tv shows with him that it was like soap opera for men. (He concurred.) However you feel about grown men grabbing each other like this in a ring, the band now have a new double EP ‘Planning Weed Like It’s Acid’ / ‘Life is Loss: Pop Songs 2015’, out now via the band and Mis Ojos Discos. Watch the video for ‘Hey, You’re Mine’, appearing on the new release, below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekyessgsYv0[/youtube]

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