Today, twee-extraordinaire Majorette releases a brand new track titled, “One Glove”. The song is the first single off of her upcoming EP, Forever Starts Tuesday (due 1/23).
“One Glove” listens like a reverse strip-tease: totally bare with just a single vocal track and syncopated drum beat. Slowly layers are added on, culminating in a three-part round. Lyrically, the song is exactly the opposite. Salomon tells the story of selling off her clothing one season at a time in order to make ends meet, finishing with the lyric “looks like this year, I’ll be completely nude.”Inspired by a lost mitten and an ill-fated water park incident where Salomon resorted to tobogganing in a pair of athletic shorts after selling her swimsuit— “One Glove” is equal parts cheeky and tragic.
The new single has been paired with a music video shot entirely on 16mm, featuring singer Danielle Salomon in a variety of vintage period-piece costumes hand sewn by Salomon herself. Drawing from pin-up style calendars and MGM musicals- specifically “Beautiful Girl” from Singin’ in the Rain and Leslie Caron’s introduction scene in An American in Paris — the video for “One Glove” is one minute and 30 seconds of decadent delusion.
The video was directed by Paul DeSilva (Wetsuit), and shot by cinematographer Martin Parsekian, set design by Elizabeth Chaney, lighting and technical direction by T. Michael Culane. This video marks the 2nd collaboration with this team, after last years’ “Crockpot”.
Majorette will be celebrating the single and video release tonight at Sundown Bar in Ridgewood, Queens! You can find the show info HERE.
Forever Starts Tuesday – EP Tracklisting
01. Tomorrow is Forever
02. One Glove