Palehound’s Ellen Kempner and Jay Som’s Melina Duterte have announced their collaboration’s debut album Doomin’ Sun which will be out May 28 on Polyvinyl Record Co. Because an album release can’t happen with out a teaser track, the duo has released their song and video “Stay in the Car,” directed & edited by Haoyan of America.

You can check out their new song and video “Stay in the Car” below:

Who amongst us hasn’t spent all afternoon in the car running errands. Running up the odometer while wondering where the afternoon has gone? Who knew you could make a decent rock song out of that kind of stuff? Inspiration is where you find it, I guess.

On the inspiration for the new song, Kempner explains in her own words:

“I wrote the lyrics to ‘Stay In the Car’ back in December of 2019 when I was in Florida for my partner’s top surgery. I had run out one afternoon, post op, while he was healing to grab lunch for us and as I was gathering my stuff in the parking lot, a big car pulled up and this absolutely beautiful woman got out. She was dressed all in red, dripping with jewelry and had the most wild fiery mane I’d ever seen. She was yelling at the man behind the wheel asking him what he wanted from the store and I wished I was that man. I wanted to be a part of her life, her best friend, her driver, whatever she wanted me to be. I was completely mesmerized.” 

On the songs influences, Duterte adds:

“We wanted this song to be a visceral listening experience, inspired by The Pixies and The Breeders. For the music video, we worked on a two-day shoot with Haoyan of America in Poughkeepsie in extremely cold weather. We all collaborated on the idea that our friendship should be portrayed in a fun and stylish way. Haoyan captured that energy in his own unique and creative lens through his collection of 80s/90s/00s props and toys, CGI, and anything car-themed.”

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Photo by Tonje Thilesen.

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