- 10 Mar 22
Dublin outfit Pillow Queens' sophomore album Leave The Light On is due out April 1st on Royal Mountain Records.
Dublin quartet Pillow Queens has returned with new single 'No Good Woman', alongside an accompanied video directed by Ross Stewart.
Produced by David Anthony Curley and starring Dominic Harrison (plus colour grading from Ciara Gallogly), the visuals see a young man walking around an industrial seaside part of North Dublin, before he launches into a contemporary, emotion-driven dance as the track propels onwards.
'No Good Woman' features the band's trademark raw, powerful vocals backed by a lyric that chops up the narrative.
Sharply poetic, arrives just a few weeks before Pillow Queens' sophomore album Leave The Light On lands on April 1st. Recorded in the Spring of 2021, the band wrote their second album over the course of three months, and then went into the studio to work with producer Tommy McLaughlin, who the band worked with on In Waiting.
"This song is one which is very narrative based, though not in a linear way. It’s written more from the perspective of someone looking upon the scenarios of those around them," explains singer Pam Connolly, who is joined by Sarah Corcoran, Rachel Lyons, and Cathy McGuinness. "It tries to convey a perpetual hopelessness of debt and striving for an ideal that can never be achieved. It’s pretty much a song about Sisyphus."
There's a sense of strange tragedy in the track, which sees an infectiously catchy chorus steadily build into a rockier sound by the conclusion.
Previewed singles include 'Hearts & Minds' and 'Be By Your Side', which follow a beautifully rich, story-focused songwriting etiquette and make use of the outfit's usual muscular choruses that demand to be belted aloud at gigs.
'No Good Woman' lands as Pillow Queens head back out on tour, including two sold out nights at Dublin's Vicar Street on October 1st and 2nd. The single arrives at an exciting moment for the band who are about to make their debut on American shores. Their first shows will take place at SXSW, before they trace their way across the continent, with their New York debut at Mercury Lounge recently selling out over a month in advance.
Pick up a copy of our current issue to read cover stars Pillow Queens discuss the follow up to In Waiting here.
Check out the video for 'No Good Woman' below:
Revisit Pillow Queens' 2020 interview with Hot Press here.