Jackie Cohen shares new single “Moonstruck”
Jackie Cohen releases her new album, Pratfall, on September 23rd, via Earth Libraries. Cohen produced the new LP alongside her long-time collaborator, and husband, Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, The Killers, Tim Heidecker) and their engineer Rias Reed (The Lemon Twigs, Crumb).
Lead single from Pratfall, “Moonstruck”, comes with a video directed by Sloppy Jane’s Haley Dahl, sets the stage for Jackie Cohen’s indie-pop exploration of the messier aspects of life, the oft glossed-over struggles that we like to pretend don’t exist. Cohen instead chooses to face them head-on, allowing the listener into some of her darker moments. “Moonstruck”, with its glistening acoustic guitars, haunting synths, and sepia piano brings to mind the flourishes of Fleetwood Mac and the pomp of Kate Bush.
On the music video, Dahl writes; “The video is about object sentience and wanting to escape your own identity. Screaming is beautiful, beauty is horror, horror is funny, and comedy is incredibly sad, so sad I might scream, which would be beautiful. I fucking love Donnie Darko.”
Speaking to her new single and music video, Cohen says; “I wrote Moonstruck in a state of desperation and delusion. I got the title and paraphrasal chorus lyric from the film about horrible disgusting love starring Cher and Nicholas Cage.
Haley and I had a day of scream practice before filming the Moonstruck video. I’d never really let myself lose composure on purpose before, and I didn’t know how to do it. So much of my life and career had been built upon this insane idea that good femininity meant remaining cute, composed, poised, peppy, quiet, palatable, smiling, even when life had turned into a total horror show nightmare. Over time I became very internally fractured. There’s actually nothing more feminine than screaming bloody murder.
We only got two noise complaints.”
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