American music publication Earmilk is premiering Andrew Keoghan's (Lisa Paris) latest single Queues at Dani Keys; a gender-bending nod to the 'new romantic' videos of the eighties.
Directed by Auckland VFX whiz Puck Murphy, who has made videos for The Phoenix Foundation, the Queues At Dani Keys clip is a quantum fashion piece; a multi-dimensional nightclub, where one's alter ego seduces its' other facade, in a wry commentary on vanity, reinvention and the perils of big city ambition.
The song will feature on Keoghan's second L.P Every Orchid Offering, out July 29 on Fuchsia Kick via Rhythmethod and DRM in NZ, and like the rest of the album, demonstrates a percussion-heavy approach. It features New York's Brazilian percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos, who has worked with Sting, The Fugees and Lauryn Hill.
Every Orchid Offering was predominantly written during a two-month period of isolation on west coast beach, Piha, the album is a collection of 10 songs that seek to make sense of a peripatetic existence between New Zealand and New York, where Keoghan relocated in 2013. It's a series of personal vignettes about transience, sexuality, conceived gender roles, commitment, lust and modern reincarnation, combining a pop sensibility with contemporary R&B, electronic and orchestral elements.
The forthcoming album features duets with Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Chelsea Nikkel (Princess Chelsea), along with contributions from some of Keoghan's other cohorts from The Ruby Suns, The Phoenix Foundation and Lawrence Arabia.