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Sweetie Releases New Single “Showgirl” & Music Video

Chicago-based lipstick band Sweetie has released a brand new single entitled “Showgirl.” The song is the lead single off the band’s upcoming sophomore album which will be released this summer. The new track is paired with an accompanying music video which is inspired by the 1995 cult film of the same name. The video was written and directed by Chicago drag performer Shaman Goad aka Sindy Vicious, Vee’s beloved “drag mother.”

Frontwoman/Guitarist Birdy Vee had the following to say about the release: 

“At the time that I wrote the song, I was starting to feel the isolation and frustration that can come with being a performer. You are putting your whole heart and all of your energy into this thing, pouring your guts out on stage, and then when it’s all over, what’s left? The song also parallels a relationship in the same vein, where you’re pouring your heart into it and getting very little back.” 

She continues:

“This image contrasts with clips of a dancing showgirl in a red room, signifying passion and allure,” Goad said of the video. “The blending of the color palettes, plus shots of Birdy wearing red, represent the merging of these contrasting elements, depicting a journey from innocence to experience. The video aims to convey personal growth and the discovery of one’s true self.”

Check out the video for “Showgirl” below and, if you’re in the Chicagoland area, check out Sweetie at Gman tonight at their music video release show along with fellow musician Shannon Candy and drag performers Sindy Vicious, Lucille Faux Fur and Spencer Moneyyy!

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