Lava La Rue has shared their new single, ‘Vest & Boxers’.
Out via Marathon Artists, the track follows on from the West London musician’s ‘Butter-Fly’ EP, and arrives with a video directed by Bedroom Projects (The 1975, Beebadoobee). There’s also related merch to come, with a collaboration with Lazy Oaf launching on 3rd February via lazyoaf.com.
Lava explains: “I wrote ‘Vest & Boxers’ to be deeply relatable of what dating was like for myself and my teen lesbian / nblw friends growing up. I reference all the little moments we joke about – not knowing if you’re on a date or just meeting up as friends, walking into their bedroom for the first time and thinking how good it smells, not coming home for two days after the first night together and deciding to just move in. We were all guilty of it! ‘Vest & Boxers’ is what we would refer to as our ‘dyke uniform’ – we’d wear it under our baggy denim/oversized suits with the waist band showing as a little signal to all the other gays in the room.”
They add: “After my last project was received so well as a queer-centric project, I wanted to follow up with a single that dived even deeper to what makes a queer anthem. As clubs opened up again I started going gay bars again and I was reminded with how many queer hits were made by straight pop icons that the gay community would re-appropriate to relate to their own lives. I love many of these songs but much of it was EDM focused to exist predominantly in clubs as historically these were one of the only spaces LGBTQIA+ were represented. But obviously we exist outside of the clubs too. We exist everywhere. I wanna write something that was specific to the woman loving woman/ non-binary loving woman community. Something that is a “takes on to know one” everyday nuance of lesbian dating, to contribute to a wider range of queer sound. I thought to myself ‘ how cool would it be to make a lesbian anthem that had a punky energy’ something built for the mosh pit or an angsty house party or to dance in your date’s bedroom in your ‘Vest & Boxers’?”
Check out ‘Vest & Boxers’ below.