Next week, PAWS will release their fourth full-length LP, Your Church On My Bonfire, a project produced with Frightened Rabbit's Andy Monaghan. The Scottish lads have already shared a handful of promising singles from the record, and today, they're debuting one more ahead of the full reveal. "Joanna" pleads and soars with a uniquely Glaswegian ideology: perhaps our self loathing won't be for nothing if we can all sing along to it.
In the video for the track, the band hit the streets of New York. Director Alex Markman explained how the clip came about in a statement to The FADER:
“Phil initially approached me about wanting to do a video where New York City was as much a character as the band. Say what you will about New York, there's a reason why it's past is fetishized, when it was bankrupted and sex was for sale on every street corner. So we decided to fetishize it literally with several nods to that era; Warhol films like Blow Job (and Empire), famous hustlers like Joe Dallesandro, the Ramones 53rd & 3rd, Taxi Driver – I could keep going. We shot during the rain storm a few weeks back. I can't say it was fun but it definitely helped sell the look.”
Your Church On My Bonfire comes out April 26 on Ernest Jenning Record Co.