Brooklyn four-piece Pom Pom Squad have returned with a new song called ‘LUX’. Named after a character from The Virgin Suicides, the track arrives with a music video that directly references several shots from Sofia Coppola’s 1999 film adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel. Watch it below.
“It’s about the fear of intimacy I felt as a teen that stemmed from negative early experiences of male attention,” the band’s Mia Berrin explained in a statement. “The Virgin Suicides, one of my very favorite movies, captured that fear in a way that deeply resonated – the scene where Trip leaves Lux alone on the football field. He had gone through the effort of making her love him and then, when he got what he wanted, he left. I released the demo for this song on Bandcamp when I was in college and it ended up being played on Brooklyn Vegan’s blog radio on Sirius XMU. It was the first lightbulb that maybe I had a calling in music. The release has been a long time coming, but ultimately, I’m glad I waited so that I could really do right by this thing and simultaneously, by my teenage self.”
‘LUX’ marks Pom Pom Squad’s first release for City Slang Records. Their sophomore EP, Ow, came out in 2019.