Canadian indie pop/shoegaze duo Softcult (the project of twin siblings Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn) have released the video for their new single “Dress“.
The song is taken from their forthcoming EP ‘see you in the dark’, due out March 24th via Easy Life Records. Get it here.
Speaking about it, Mercedes explains :
“This song is about consent; it’s about saying ‘no’ and having it happen to you anyway. It’s about being followed while walking alone at night or being cornered in a bar when we’re just trying to have a night out with our friends. It’s about the lingering fear and trauma that haunts us long after these experiences have happened. It’s about how these experiences make us feel powerless and change the way we see ourselves.”
The pair channel grunge-tinged shades of shoegaze, dream pop, and punk, held together by a love for ‘90s alternative aesthetics and a stridently DIY ethos. Phoenix heads up production and engineering and Mercedes offers hard-hitting lyricism reflecting on youth, femininity, and growing up as the world falls apart.