In celebration of a summer re-release of BjORDAN's album Petty Hit Machine, the Pittsburgh-based act has shared new visuals for single "Bad Boy Sad Boy." The nearly three-minute video captures a night in the life of Pittsburgh drag star Bambi Deerest, showing viewers the before and after required of nightly drag performances. The totally grin-inducing clip receives a perfect soundtrack care of BjORDAN's single, his synth-filled fuzzy pop conveying the same carefree and enjoyable nature portrayed in the video. As Bambi takes the stage, BjORDAN's drawled out vocals paint a portrait of kisses exchanged after hours, an imaginary diner that has enough room for all your friends, and two parties seemingly drawn to the energy of AC/DC and Brittney Spears. The fluttering of synths and static, groovy presence of electronic percussion create a thick haze; the song settling over you like the unexpected arrival of late night fog.
BjORDAN (aka Braden Faisant) explained a bit behind the collaboration in an interview, saying that he met Barbie aka Janet Granite while at work, and the two bonded over a love of AC/DC. "When I think about "Bjordan" as an art project, I think about the lines and distinctions we draw as audience members and music listeners when we see a band perform," he said. "'Bjordan' is an almost 30 year old, caveman lookalike, awkward white guy who loves to sing and dance and isn't necessarily the best at either (whole lotta shoulder action, shimmies, and shakin' goin' on). Bambi Deerest, however, is a beautiful drag queen who performs with every muscle in her body and can stun a crowd with a perfect death drop. Although we call Bjordan a musician and Bambi a drag queen, both are performers and both absolutely love what they do - I think it's time we stop looking for differences in people and start focusing on all of the beautifully human similarities."
Petty Hit Machine will be out this summer on Very Jazzed Records.