Woman’s Hour, the London quartet that made us a pretty FADER mix last spring, got the idea for their new video after watching the experimental choreography of Trisha Brown. While on tour in New York, vocalist Fiona Jane found a copy of Brown’s Early Works 1966-1979 on DVD at a museum and was instantly drawn to her use of everyday gestures to create familiar-feeling routines that are, Jane says, “almost anti-dance.”
“You see the four of us lying down, equidistant, arms bending in unison,” Jane says of the black-and-white clip. “We are four non-dancers engaged in a conversation with ourselves— the video highlights this isolation.” It’s a fitting visual for “Conversations,” the secretly catchy title track from Woman’s Hour’s upcoming full-length, which reps a sort of 1980s aerobic grooviness and, lyrically, is about the things we keep to ourselves. Conversations is out July 15th via Secretly Canadian.