Gina Birch has shared ‘I Play My Bass Loud’, the title track from the Raincoats bassist’s debut solo album. It follows the earlier single ‘Wish I Was You’, which featured Thurston Moore on guitar. Check out the Vice Cooler-directed video for ‘I Play My Bass Loud’ below.
“Vice asked his long-term friend writer, dancer and choreographer, Oakland based, Brontez Purnell to be the central character of the video,” Birch explained in a statement. “There are five women bass players performing in the video, Emily Elhaj (Angel Olsen), Hazel Rigby (TBHQ), Mikki Itzigsohn (Small Wigs), Staz Lindes (The Paranoyds) and myself. We shot the video in L.A. so the bass players in the video are not primarily the ones on the track apart from Emily Elhaj who plays bass with Angel Olson and Gina B. The song is a celebration of bass guitar as a voice, simple or layered, pounding or dancing or everything at once. A celebration of a shout, a yell from the window, and the I am Here, of a woman’s creativity on the bass guitar. I play my bass, my bass my bass my bass, I play my bass loud.”
I Play My Bass Loud lands on February 24 via Third Man Records.