Pillow Queens, a Dublin-based queer indie-punk band, know how to pull at your heartstrings. "Brothers," their new single premiering above, is an unabashed tribute to the men in their lives. Written after a family loss close to the band, "Brothers" is open-hearted and unafraid to say it as it is: "There goes the man I want to be, I love my brother and my brother loves me."
The track comes with a video in which two best pals stumble across the ability to hit pause on life and enjoy the stillness that brings with it. Of course, such a supernatural power brings with it its own set of problems and the two soon clash as the world stands still around them.
Speaking about the themes of the song, Pillow Queens told The FADER: "The lyrics in the verses show quick snapshots of the aftermath from a loss of a friend within a very tight knit group. An element of fear runs through the song as this sudden death makes you look around your group and feel terrified of the chances of another.
"It touches on a shared grief which drives you to hold dear the memories and moments you have with each other. While this song can be considered one about mourning, its ultimately about the intense love you have for your chosen family."
Pillow Queens play School Night at Resident in Los Angeles on November 4. Their debut album is expected in 2020.
Thumbnail image via Vanessa Ifediora.