Alexis Penney's New Video Is Bittersweet

by Justin Moran

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.

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