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Album: Shape Shift With Me (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This guitar-heavy track finds a manic Laura Jane Grace grappling with her emotions over clashing cymbals. Grace penned the tune after a "profound" museum visit while the band were in Spain. She told TeamRock:

    "Last May we were on tour in Europe and I woke up on the bus in Bilboa, Spain. There were a couple of hours to kill before soundcheck so we all went to the Guggenheim.

    I've never been as moved by an art museum experience before. I can't even begin to explain how profound it was to me. In that moment, I really just felt how truly lucky I was to be there in Spain, on tour with my band, travelling, playing music, having adventures – living.

    The lyrics were inspired by exhibits there at the Guggenheim – 150 Marilyns is an Andy Warhol painting, The Renowned Orders Of The Night is a painting by Anselm Kiefer, while The Tarot Garden is a reference to Nikki De Saint Phalle.

    I came back from the museum and wrote the song after soundcheck. The band had actually all left so I made a stage hand sit down behind the drums and work it out with me!"
  • The song's music video was directed by Better Off Dead actress Ione Skye Lee and stars Natasha Lyonne. The Orange Is The New Black actress plays a '60s housewife who flees the banality of everyday married life via a series of fantasies. Bates Motel actor Andrew Howard portrays Lyonne's husband.

    Lyonne's involvement was down to Ione Skye Lee. Grace explained: "Natasha is friends with Ione Skye Lee. Ione is married to Ben Lee who is a friend of the band. Ben actually did a full cover version of our album New Wave back in 2007.

    We really didn't have much of a budget at all for this, though, and Ione is due full credit for making it all happen. It was a passion project for all involved and I'm very thankful for it."

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