Phobophobes have debuted a brand new video for ‘Child Star’.
The track is taken from the band’s recent debut album ‘Miniature World’, which was released through Ra Ra Rok.
Speaking about the song, frontman Jamie Taylor explains: “’Child Star’ is a pop song that addresses an obsession with fame and notoriety and how often it leads to the demise of a person, building them up until they’re ready to blow. Born out of the same kind of existential crises the rest of our album ‘Miniature World’ starts from, it could be an anthem of today’s attention hungry, talent show watching kids, and their pushy parents.
Although the song is a dark and sleazy groove, with nods to The Leather Nun and Iggy and The Stooges, it started life as a camp lounge song you could imagine cropping up as an audition piece for a new Lloyd Webber musical or something. Then we found when we played it live we got more of a desired reaction when we played it harder and darker. And so it naturally began to morph, and the more we played it, the darker it became.
The video, by Niall Trask, takes the idea of a child star, grown up, singing along to the song in the privacy of their own imagination. It’s a psychedelic, fit inducing assault on the viewer. Simple. And perfect in our eyes.”
So there you go.
Check out the video for ‘Child Star’ below.