Alexis Penney's New Video Is Bittersweet
Brooklyn performer and Chez Deep member Alexis Penney gets nostalgic with his newly released video for the moody disco track "I Remember," a song that rides along the same lane as Madonna's "Confessions On a Dance Floor," but with far more grit, grime and heartbreak. (Penney writes in Dazed that the video was inspired by the death of his "guitarist and soul-mate," Grant.) "When I'm singing, I remember, when I'm dancing I forget," moans Penney, who sits lonely on a couch before a projection of arresting drag queens lip-synching the lyrics and draped in bold, satin sheets. There's something both subtly comedic and eerie about the clip-- a beautiful juxtaposition.