Blondfire’s “True Confessions” Video: Idolator Premiere

Robbie Daw | January 26, 2016 10:00 am

If blondfire‘s title track from upcoming EP True Confessions (out March 11; cover art above) has you hearing echoes of New Order, that’s not a coincidence: blondfire frontwoman Erica Driscoll found herself taking inspiration for the song after re-listening to New Order’s 2001 Get Ready single “Crystal” — a highly influential song, the video for which also inspired The Killers‘ choice of band name.

“‘True Confessions’ is about wanting love from someone who you know deep down can never really give it to you,” Driscoll explains to Idolator. “Lyrically and musically, it has a raw energy and I wanted the video to reflect that.”

So passionate about her vision for the song’s music video was Driscoll that she took on the role of director herself.

“We ended up doing a mostly performance based concept, shooting at WAX LTD studios in Hollywood — formerly T. T. G. — where I actually recorded the song,” she says. “That place has a pretty amazing history to it. The Doors, The Velvet Underground, The Animals all recorded there back in the day. We’ve even found old footage of Jimmy Hendrix performing in that room, so it was a great place to shoot in. To juxtapose the vibe of the full band performance, I actually set up my iPad at home and shot the rest of footage of myself. I think those shots have a bit more of a voyeuristic and intimate quality to them.”

She’s not kidding. See the fruits of Erica’s labor by watching blondfire’s gritty “True Confessions” video, which Idolator is premiering today, above.

Side note: As a bit of blondfire/Idolator history, we also premiered the “Where The Kids Are” video nearly three years ago.

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